Lecturer in Chemistry

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

May 26, 2022


Lecturer in Chemistry Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Catalysis & Flow

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Thursday 26 May 2022 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 1788622EB

Lecturer – Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology

This is an opportunity to make your mark in a research-led School of Chemistry that has all the resources you would expect following a huge, multimillion pound investment. Not only that, but you will be joining a team that is focused on developing sustainable and innovative approaches to chemical understanding - advancing organic chemistry and/or chemical biology in their broadest sense.

Are you a skilled researcher with experience in organic chemistry or chemical biology, who has a passion to pass this knowledge on to the next generation? Would you love to be a part of one the UK's leading Chemistry Schools with an international reputation and outstanding facilities? Do you enjoy collaborating with chemists and researchers from other disciplines as you look to inspire the next generation of Organic Chemists?

As a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology with us, you will adopt fresh approaches to address some of the issues that are affecting our planet. It is a role that will give you significant scope for impact, not only in terms of building upon our reputation for excellence and making a meaningful difference to the world, but also when it comes to inspiring our students through our educational programme. You will be working alongside dynamic people who will help you to achieve great things and to deliver your vision.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of universities worldwide – a reflection of our exceptional reputation for world-class teaching and student experience, and a culture of progressive research where new knowledge is created and used to change the world for the better. Within our School, we combine teaching and research to transform scientific understanding, and in doing so, we help our students to broaden their horizons.

Join us and you will be able to shape a role uniquely tailored to your interests and life outside work. For example, a valued long-term member of our team came to us as a PhD student and launched a diverse and hugely influential career. She spent two years in industry as a senior research scientist before returning to the School of Chemistry part-time to complete two Research Associate contracts alongside career breaks following the births of her children. She was awarded a prestigious fellowship, allowing her to develop her independent research career in the area of organic synthesis. She was subsequently appointed Senior Research Fellow and then promoted to Associate Professor.

To succeed in this role, you should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology. With a desire to be involved in the development and delivery of teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, you will have begun to establish your reputation for excellence in the field of Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology. Ambitious and driven, you will be excited by the level of impact you can have as part of a collaborative team in facilities that are second to none. This is an environment that will empower you to take your research to a whole new level.

It is central to our school ethos to provide all our staff and students with a diverse, inclusive and creative working environment where they can progress and flourish without barriers. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Silver Award (held since 2015) that recognises our commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering, we welcome applications from female candidates and candidates from under-represented minority ethnic backgrounds. We will help you find a good work/life balance with flexible working hours and we also offer an exceptional benefits package, with access to onsite childcare facilities, a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

Committed to providing a forward-thinking education and developing your skills in a world class environment? Then get in touch. For more information, please contact Prof. David Harrowven (dcb@soton.ac.uk) and Prof. Sumeet Mahajan (S.Mahajan@soton.ac.uk)

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk Please quote reference 1788622EB on all correspondence

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    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton...