Institution: University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Retrieved : 2024-03-12
Description :

Are you passionate about materials innovations to support future sustainable development? Do you have a strong background in computational materials chemistry and want to be part of a vibrant, collaborative, and supportive research and teaching environment? If so, the University of Leeds has an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Lecturer in Computational Materials Chemistry for a Sustainable Future.

The University of Leeds is an internationally leading institution at the forefront of innovative research and education in Chemistry and adjacent disciplines. Our vision is to deliver innovative research and distinctive education programmes that align with the most pressing issues facing global society, and to help realise a sustainable and healthy future for all. We are now seeking to recruit four new academic staff who will lead research programmes aligned with these pressing challenges; and contribute to our taught undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes that focus on chemistry and addressing global challenges. 

In a world with a growing global population and finite resources, sustainable development will be essential to achieving a fairer, healthier, and more prosperous global society, while protecting the planet for future generations. Within this context, innovative new materials are required to support clean growth, green manufacturing, affordable energy and the principles of a circular economy. The School of Chemistry links into the interdisciplinary Bragg Centre for Materials Research, which is a founding partner of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK’s centre for advanced materials research and innovation. This provides our researchers with access to world-leading experimental and analytical facilities to understand and build materials from the atomic to the macro-scale and a vibrant network within which to collaborate and innovate. 

We are now seeking to recruit a Lecturer who will exploit a computational materials chemistry approach to the development of materials with a focus on sustainability in their manufacture and/or application, including materials innovations for a circular economy. Relevant areas may include functional materials for energy conversion/storage (e.g., battery or fuel/electrolysis cells), (electro/photo-) catalysis for applications such as water splitting or CO2 reduction, novel materials for photovoltaic or energy storage applications (from quantum dots, hybrid and organic optoelectronics to perovskite-inspired materials), among other areas. There must be a clear vision as to how your research would complement and enhance existing research activity in the School of Chemistry and/or the wider Bragg Centre.  

By joining us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is active in a wide range of materials chemistry from soft and inorganic materials to supramolecular assemblies. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment that encourages creativity and exploration. Additionally, you will contribute to the education of the next generation of chemists and interdisciplinary scientists, making a lasting impact on the field. You will be supported through a dedicated start-up fund, access to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and engaged mentorship. We look forward to welcoming a passionate and dedicated colleague who will help us to continue our mission of creating and understanding innovative new materials!  

In addition to completing the online application form, your application should include:

A two-page statement which presents a compelling vision for research and research-led teaching;Your Curriculum Vitae giving full details of qualifications and experience.

This role will be based at the university of Leeds campus and there is scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements. 

There are four positions available. To view the other roles, click here.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have (including discussing flexible and hybrid working arrangements), please contact: 

Professor Paul Beales, Professor of Soft Matter and Biophysics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9101



Professor Nora de Leeuw, Professor of Computational Chemistry 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9008



Professor Colin Fishwick, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6510


Closing Date: 09 Apr 2024

Section: Academic

Salary: £45,585 to £54,395

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