Research Associate in Chemical Programming and Chemical Analysis
University of Glasgow School of Chemistry
United Kingdom

 
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 to £39,610 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th May 2019
Closes: 17th June 2019
Job Ref: 025930


Job Purpose
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join the vibrant and dynamic team of Prof. Lee Cronin (Complex Chemical Systems Group – www.croninlab.com). The researcher will be working on building software for the reactionware team and also developing the chemputer programming language. You will need proven experience in Python and other programming languages e.g. MATLAB, R, Julia, C++. Also some knowledge of 3D printing and firmware would be useful. The successful candidate will have a degree / PhD in either Chemistry / Statistics / Maths / Physics / Computing Science or Computational Biology.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal/Co Investigator:

Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.
Take a leading role in developing software for reactionware and the chemputer.
Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.
Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.
Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.
These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.


Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) with funding up to 2 years in the first instance and 2 positions available.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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