Research Fellow in Experimental Crystallization (2 positions available)
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7089808 (Ref #: EPSCH1055)
- Posting Date: Nov 30, 2021
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in crystallization? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?
We are looking for two outstanding Research Fellows to join a research project based in the group of Professor Fiona Meldrum in the School of Chemistry. The projects are part of a £5.6M EPSRC Programme Grant that brings together a team of researchers including three experimental groups and five modelling groups from UCL and the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and Warwick. The overall goal of the consortium is to develop new ways to control crystallization by combining cutting-edge experiment and modelling to understand the mechanisms that determine how inorganic crystals nucleate and grow. There are multiple opportunities to collaborate, take part in network events and undertake research placements.
The positions at Leeds will focus on strategies for controlling nucleation and crystal growth in the real world, where you will focus on the roles of soluble and particulate additives, surfaces and confinement. The influence of additives and physical environments on the early stages of crystallisation – where features such as polymorph are defined – are of particular interest. Emphasis will be placed on in situ characterisation of the early stages of crystallisation using a wide range of analytical techniques. This will provide us with the foundation to design strategies for encouraging (or preventing) crystallisation, to understand how surfaces and physical environments direct nucleation, and to even design surfaces for target compounds.
You will employ a wide range of techniques including scanning and transmission electron microscopy, electron tomography and X-ray scattering to address this problem. Coupled with the insight provided by the modelling groups, this work will deliver an enhanced understanding of crystallization in the real world.
You will have a PhD in Physical Sciences or a closely related field, and you will have a background in the experimental study of crystallization.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Fiona Meldrum, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6414
Email: [email protected]
Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Chemistry|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £38,587 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Fixed term until 28/02/2024 (grant funding))|
|Release Date:||Monday 29 November 2021|
|Closing Date:||Friday 10 December 2021|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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