University of Liverpool


University of Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom

A Research Fellow position is available within the £10M Centre for Functional Materials Design funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The postholder will act as the Theme Leader within the area of Experimental Functional Materials Design.

You will pro-actively progress this research theme, using your own initiative and knowledge and through discussion with the Centre deputy director Professor Matthew Rosseinsky, and the broader community of researchers in the Centre. You will be expected to perform research at internationally leading level and ensure that other researchers, and particularly PhD students, are working in an optimal way and communicating across boundaries. This is not a standard research project, but rather a 10-year research centre with the ambitious aim of fundamentally transforming our capability to discover new functional materials. This post will suit an ambitious and motivated individual with a passion for the concept of fusing computationally led materials discovery with cutting edge experimental synthetic methodologies,

You should have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, with a commitment to developing collaborative research within or across the academic networks, external partners, and stakeholder groups, as required. Candidates with relevant skills and high levels of achievement are sought; this will be evaluated not only through publication record but also through demonstration of hands-on skills that are relevant to the post. Candidates could come from either an academic or an industry background, providing that skills and motivation are aligned.

The level of research performed, and the experience offered in engaging with senior UK and international partners makes this post suitable for a transition to an independent academic career. Our goal is a diverse and integrated team that will allow this centre to succeed, rather than to appoint individuals based on a narrow list of technical requirements. Your application should therefore set out how your skills, experience and capabilities will contribute to the success of the centre at all levels. The post is available until 30th September 2026.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.