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University of Reading
Reading, England, United Kingdom
30+ days ago
University of Reading
Reading, England, United Kingdom
30+ days ago


Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/06/2022

Job live date: 17/03/2022

Salary: £42,149 - £43,434 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time / Fixed term up to 4 years

The School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy (SCFP) is seeking to appoint a full-time, fixed term (up to 4 years) Lecturer in Physical Chemistry.

The appointed candidate for this post will be expected to provide high quality and innovative teaching within the broad remit of physical chemistry, supporting the delivery of teaching across undergraduate programmes in the Department of Chemistry and related programmes, and for our joint programme with NUIST (Nanjing, China). In addition, the individual will be expected to establish an independent research programme in any are of physical chemistry. 

Candidates are welcome with interests that overlap with existing activities in the department in fields including soft matter, self-assembling materials, nanostructured surfaces, electrochemistry, computational materials science, x-ray spectroscopy and ionic liquids. We have strong research links with Harwell, especially synchrotron x-ray facilities at Diamond Light Source, and applicants with interests in this area are also welcome.

You will have:

  • Experience of teaching physical chemistry at undergraduate level;
  • A track record or commitment to developing innovative teaching activities;
  • Research experience at postgraduate and ideally postdoctoral level, ideally including published research;
  • A defined proposed research programme and a plan to establish a research activity;
  • Experience of working with international students;
  • Awareness of university quality assurance processes.

Interview date: 14 July 2022

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Diamond Professor of Physical Chemistry

Contact role:

Head of Chemistry

Contact name:

Prof Ian Hamley

Contact name:

Dr John Mckendrick

Contact phone:

0118 378 8453

Contact phone:

0118 378 8246

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

SRF40981 Job Description and Person Specification  

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62281624
  • Location:
    Reading, England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Lecturer In Physical Chemistry (Teaching & Research)
  • Company Name For Job: University of Reading
  • Job Function: Science

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