University of Oxford
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Physical Chemistry of Electrolytes to work under the supervision of Professor Susan Perkin on the ERC-funded project ELECTROLYTE, to start September 2023. This is a fixed term position for up to 24 months.
This role involves experimental measurements and theoretical analysis of the physical properties of electrolytes and their interfaces. Techniques are likely to include surface force measurements, electrochemical approaches, calorimetry, and light scattering. The role also includes lab management, maintenance of apparatus, supervision of students, drafting manuscripts and taking a leadership role for some research themes within the project. The role is likely to appeal to candidates with strong experimental aptitude combined with excellent theoretical ability in the field of liquid state physics or physical chemistry. Experience of working with a surface force balance (SFB) is desirable. Please see the Job Description for further details of the role.
Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Physics, Chemistry or a related subject prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires experience in a relevant field and the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area. You should also be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team in a laboratory environment, and to take responsibility for managing your own day-to-day research activities. Further details of the role are in the Job Description document.
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday 30th June 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford and The Department of Chemistry are Silver Athena SWAN holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.
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