Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catalysis with NMR monitoring
University of York
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in Magnetic Resonance to work in the group of Prof Simon Duckett in the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. This position is available for a fixed period of up to 36 months. The research associate will work towards creating the hyperpolarization battery to magnify NMR signals and improve analysis as part of the MAGNIFY research project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the European Research Council Guarantee scheme. The goal of MAGNIFY is to develop methods to improve the ability of NMR to analyse materials. Specific emphasis will be placed on achieving the identification and quantification of molecules and their roles in catalysis.
The successful candidate will work as part of a team led by Prof Simon Duckett and assist with the supervision of other researchers in the group. This position will suit candidates with experience in magnetic resonance, catalysis and synthesis.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of York is one of the UK’s leading Chemistry departments and we are renowned internationally for our research. This is combined with a commitment to teaching and outstanding student satisfaction. We have been recognised consistently for our family- friendly policies and are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award. As a department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
First degree and PhD in Chemistry
Knowledge of catalysis, synthesis and magnetic resonance techniques and ability to engage in high quality research
Experience of using magnetic resonance and catalysis
Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to write up research work for publication; ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative; ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research
This is a fixed term appointment for up to 3 years between January 2023 and January 2026
Interview date: to be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Simon Duckett by email email@example.com