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Research Fellow

Chemistry Research Support

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,982 to £35,609 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Friday 07 October 2016
Interview Date:   Thursday 03 November 2016
Reference:  780016EB

National Crystallography Service

The UK National Crystallography Service (NCS,, based at the University of Southampton, is seeking a researcher to join the team. The NCS is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Mid-Range facility, its purpose is to provide access to crystallographic instrumentation, and expertise that goes beyond what is available at any single institution. Therefore, considerable experience is required. 

You will have PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Chemical Crystallography and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to address complex crystallographic problems and communicate the results in a timely manner.  It would be highly desirable for you to have held additional related position(s).

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistantwill be given.

NCS Research Scientists are expected to independently lead and conduct small research projects in advanced crystallographic techniques. You will be expected to demonstrate the potential to do this in the field of charge density analysis. A good publication track record and the ability to demonstrate experience in training others to perform chemical crystallography analysis would be advantageous.

The post is tenable from 1 November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for 3 years in the first instance with the possibility of an extension for a further 2 years.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3784. Please quote reference 780016EB on all correspondence.

 Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Chemistry

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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