Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Goodwin on a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for a period of up to 3.5 years. This is an ambitious project focussed on the exploitation of unconventional order in a variety of functional materials.
Find out more about the Goodwin research group at http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/andrew-goodwin.aspx
You should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related area (or near completion prior to taking up the appointment). Have expertise in single-crystal diffuse scattering methods and the analysis of single-crystal diffuse scattering data (preferably X-ray, but optionally neutron and/or electron). You should have expertise in the use of central-facilities-based diffraction measurements. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.
The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, OX1 3QR and is available as soon as possible.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 11 January 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.