Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term) in Chemistry University of Nottingham, Department of Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)


Closing Date
Tuesday, 19th February 2019

Job Type


£27025 to £39609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate/Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.


The successful candidate will work as part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded project topDFT( The project is directed by Dr. Andy Teale ( and brings together a team of researchers to develop a novel new approach to the exchange—correlation problem in density functional theory. Candidates should have a strong background in the development of density-functional or ab initio quantum chemical methods. The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to help plan and conduct a programme of research supported by state of the art high performance computing facilities.


Candidates should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in computational/theoretical chemistry, theoretical physics, or a related discipline and have a proven research record in computational modelling of chemical problems. Excellence in theoretical and computational chemistry is essential. The successful candidate can look forward to working in a well-resourced environment within the Computational Chemistry Group, and to developing the necessary transferable skills to be an independent researcher.


Also essential are good communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with senior and junior colleagues and a good publication track record in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with the stage of career. Attention will also be paid to the candidate’s experience in the supervision and coordination of masters and PhD level students.


This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years and is available immediately.


The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science.


You can read more about what this means at and on our website


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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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