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Lecturer in Chemistry (Fixed Term Maternity Cover) - QMUL20407

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20407
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 25-Oct-2019
Closing date: 11-Nov-2019

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Applications are sought for a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the Crespo-Otero group (  The Department of Chemistry within the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) comprises over 20 academic members of staff. The Department of Chemistry was ranked 6th in terms of research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework with 87 per cent of chemistry research classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent. The Department also has a buoyant undergraduate population recruiting ~90 BSc/MSci students per year to our Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry programmes. This 12 month appointment provides maternity cover for Dr Crespo-Otero to ensure continued delivery of world-class research from her group and to contribute to the Departments research informed teaching activities.

Candidates are required to hold a PhD in Computational Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics and/or Materials Sciences, or equivalent qualification/experience as having an appropriate track-record of high quality research in the field of Chemistry at a national and ideally international level, including publications in renowned journals.  Previous experience with expertise in computational chemistry and excited states would be an advantage. This post is ideal for someone planning to make a transition to an academic position.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months. The salary is £42,433 pro rata, per annum and is inclusive of London Allowance. Other benefits include 30 days annual leave, occupational pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will ideally begin work by 2nd January 2020.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 10 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.  

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