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University Lecturer: Energy Materials

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a University Lectureship in materials chemistry to be taken up as soon as possible. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of independent research in materials chemistry, and will be expected to develop a vigorous, high quality and externally-funded research programme at an international level. We would especially welcome applicants with research interests in materials for energy storage and conversion, and in developing new techniques for studying the functioning of energy materials. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes.

Candidates must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department, and will be expected to develop courses within the general area of materials and solid state chemistry.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, significant post-doctoral experience, and strong evidence of research excellence. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Information about the Department's research and teaching activities is available on the Department's website ( Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Clare Grey (

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, publications list, contact details for three referees, and a statement (up to eight pages) covering research experience to date and research plans for the future.

We anticipate holding interviews in late September or early October.

Please quote reference MA15823 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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