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Research Associate in Computational Chemistry (CO)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016716

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 30 September 2023

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

A Leverhulme Trust funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately to undertake research in the field of water oxidation. The research will use combined electron paramagnetic resonance and computational chemistry studies to discover the mechanism of O-O bond formation in Nature’s water oxidising complex of photosystem 2. The successful candidate will join the water oxidation modelling group led by Dr O’Malley at The University of Manchester in the UK, ​​​​​​​

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics or related subject. Expertise in electronic structure methods such as density functional theory or ab-initio based methods applied to transition metal complexes is desired. High quality training will be provided in the computational 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 School of Chemistry 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 to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit                                                                                                      

We positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade.  Appointment will be made on merit.

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

Blended working arrangements may be considered            

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: Patrick O’Malley


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

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


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