Assistant/Associate Professors in Synthetic Chemistry

Assistant/Associate Professors in Synthetic Chemistry

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Assistant/Associate Professors in Synthetic Chemistry

Location: Based at Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh
Contract: Open-ended
Salary: £40,792 – £58,089 (salary dependent on experience and qualifications)
Closing Date: midnight on Wednesday 28 November 2018
Interview date: January 2019
Reference: IRC18229

Heriot-Watt University, The Times International University of the Year 2018, has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

To celebrate our 2021 bicentenary of pioneering research, the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) is seeking to appoint two outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Synthetic Chemistry. We are looking for candidates who are active in all relevant areas of synthetic chemistry, to complement and build upon current activities in The Institute of Chemical Sciences (ICS): these include applied synthetic organic chemistry, incorporating metal-mediated organic synthesis and catalysis; main-group catalysis; supramolecular chemistry; and computational chemistry. In addition, we are particularly keen to hear from those with core research interests that could exploit multidisciplinary opportunities at the boundaries with other Institutes in the School of EPS, e.g., but not limited to: catalysis; at-scale reaction engineering; carbon capture and storage, utilisation; exploitation of biomass; thermoelectric materials; flow applications; biological chemistry; drug discovery and toxicology; and new biomedical diagnostics.

As a successful candidate, you are expected to have a first degree in chemistry (or a closely related discipline) and a PhD in a relevant area of synthetic chemistry. You must be capable and enthusiastic communicators, with a commitment to the teaching of undergraduate Chemistry programmes in the area of organic chemistry to an advanced level, as well as in general chemistry at University-entry level. You must have a track record of publications in high-quality, internationally recognised journals. Commensurate with your career stage, it is desirable to have a track record of securing external research funding and/or industry work experience. Appointment level will be based on experience and meeting of the essential criteria.
For an informal discussion regarding these positions, please contact Professor Ken McKendrick, Head of the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Tel: +44-131 451 3109, Email:

Heriot Watt holds an Institutional Athena Swan Bronze Award, as does the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, recognising excellence in championing employment of women in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Quote Reference: IRC18229