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Research Associate in Molecular Magnetism
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14951

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/01/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum according to relevant experience.

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 February 2020 until 31 January 2023

An ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to undertake research in the field of molecular magnetism and vibronic coupling. This position is part of the “ContraVib: Chemical Control of Vibronic Coupling for Magnetic Materials” project, that seeks to use high quality physical measurements and state-of-the-art computational techniques to develop guidelines for the chemical control of vibronic coupling. The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary Chilton group at The University of Manchester in the UK, and tackle the elementary questions of: how can molecular vibronic coupling be controlled and how can it be exploited?

Relevant publications:


You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics or related subject. Expertise in either magnetometry or optical spectroscopy is essential. Experience in both areas, and/or molecular magnetism, is desirable. High quality training will be provided in the experimental techniques and background theory where needed. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a junior research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.


The start date is 1st February 2020, or soon after, and the position is available for 36 months; extensions to the post up to 60 months may be available.


The Department of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post, who are currently under-represented at this grade. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit:  


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Nicholas Chilton


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars


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