King's College London (KCL)

Reader in Chemistry

King's College London (KCL)

London, United Kingdom

Reader in Chemistry

Ref: 026733
The salary will be paid at Reader Grade, £57,631 – £70,048 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.

We are seeking creative researchers who have forward-looking research programmes using inventive chemistry at the life science interface. We welcome applications across Chemistry that are imaginative and interdisciplinary but are particularly interested in researchers exploiting synthetic organic approaches.

This is an exciting time to join us in a unique opportunity to shape the future of Chemistry at one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the UK. King’s vision is to create a contemporary department, which realises the transformative power of Chemistry at the interface with Biology and Medicine. A key part of King’s Chemistry ethos is equality, with a dynamic and fulfilling research culture for all, and an emphasis on tackling the under-representation of women in science.

We encourage researchers pioneering new directions relating but not limited to photocatalysis, green chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, materials, chemical biotechnology or that exploit microfluidic/high throughput technologies. We would like to hear from people who are keen to transform chemistry education with ideas for developing a modern organic chemistry curriculum that integrates across the discipline. You will be involved in the strategic development of a contemporary department and support a friendly working environment by inspiring academics and promoting collaborative endeavours.

We are a vibrant, collegial department. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace delivers greater impact, so are actively seeking someone with an ability to encourage the development and contribution of diverse perspectives, approaches and talents to research and education in Chemistry and to the growth of our department.

If you are excited by this opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Pauline Lam, Strategic Projects Manager, Department of Chemistry, on

To apply, please visit and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 16 March 2020

Please apply via recruiter’s website.