Research Associate in Porous Materials Chemistry (fixed-term post) (CC8402)

University of Bath

United Kingdom

July 18, 2021


Job title Research Associate in Porous Materials Chemistry (fixed-term post)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Friday 18 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 18 July 2021

Interview date Wednesday 28 July 2021

Reference CC8402


We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Research Associate to work with Professor Andrew Burrows in the Department of Chemistry.

You will undertake a programme of research to investigate the uptake of biomolecules into metal-organic framework materials and their controlled release from these porous materials. In addition to the experimental work, there will be an opportunity to carry out molecular modelling studies.

You will have a PhD in chemistry or a related discipline and will have experience of working with porous materials. With the ability to work closely with partners in other subject areas, you should also be able to organise your own workload and have excellent communication skills.

Research in the department is structured into five broad themes: Analytical, Health, Interfaces, Materials, and Transformations. In the most recent REF, 98% of our submitted research was rated internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading. The Chemistry Department was ranked fourth in the UK for impact, and the quality of our research overall ranks us 12th in the UK. The department hosts the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) which has proved a very effective means of facilitating cross-university collaborations, most notably with Chemical Engineering.

The position is available from 1 September 2021 for up to 23 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Burrows ( or Professor Tina Düren (, however, please submit your application via the University website.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

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