Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Oxford
June 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36024 - £44263
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Oxford, Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA

About the role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Dermot O'Hare (P.I.) in collaboration with Professor Ludmilla Steier (Co-I), for a period of up to 24 months.

The project involves the discovery of more efficient, selective and stable electrocatalysts for efficient oxygen evolution from water using nanomaterials and the construction and commissioning of a small prototype electrolyser to study long-term degradation mechanisms of these catalysts and determine catalyst regeneration strategies.

Find out more about the O'Hare research group here

Find out more about the Steier research group here

About you

Applicants must hold a PhD in Materials Chemistry or a related area, ( or be close to completion ) before taking up the appointment. The research requires expertise in the development of materials and electrode assemblies for electrocatalytic reactions, the optimisation of experimental setups and electrochemical cells, product quantification by gas chromatography and/or related techniques and modern material characterisation. Previous working experience developing skills in atomic layer deposition, PV-electrolysis systems, synthesis of layered materials or/and 3D-design would be advantageous.

You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management to coordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines as well as a positive interaction with both groups.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, working in both the Physical & Theoretical Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ and the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

Application Process

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application. In your supporting statement (no more than 5 pages) , please explain how you meet each of the selection criteria found in the job description.

Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday 28 June 2024, UK time. Interviews will be held 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.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 172980 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36024 - £44263 per annum

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