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Research Associate in Computational Chemistry
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016724

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

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

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

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Chemistry

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: June 2021 for 2 years

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position funded by The University of Manchester is available to undertake research in the field of molecular magnetism in the multidisciplinary Chilton group in the Department of Chemistry. The project concerns theoretical determination of exchange coupling in single-molecule magnets based on f-elements, and calculation of magnetic relaxation rates from ab initio calculations.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics or related subject. Expertise in multi-configurational electronic structure theory is essential. Experience in molecular magnetism is desirable. 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 start date is as soon as possible and the position is available for 24 months

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:

Happy to talk flexible working.

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: Dr Nicholas Chilton


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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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