An ERC-funded Research Associate position is available to undertake research in the field of open quantum systems, 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 theoretical techniques to develop guidelines for the chemical control of vibronic coupling. You will join the multidisciplinary Chilton group in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Manchester, working in close collaboration with the Manchester Open Quantum Systems group led by Dr Ahsan Nazir in the Department of Physics, and tackle the elementary questions of: how can molecular vibronic coupling be controlled and how can it be exploited?
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You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics or related subject. Expertise in time-dependent electronic structure methods and/or non-Markovian/non-perturbative approaches to open quantum systems is essential. High quality training in molecular magnetism and background inorganic chemistry will be provided. 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 School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School 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 achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.chemistry.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/
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
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.