Research Fellowships, University of Nottingham

Applications for the following Fellowships at the University of Nottingham from candidates with interests in NMR are encouraged.
 
The School of Chemistry at Nottingham has 8 NMR spectrometers, including 3 equipped for solid-state NMR, operating at 1H Larmor frequencies up to 800 MHz with a range of accessories, including solution-state cryoprobes, ultrafast and triple resonance MAS, and sample changers for high through-put methods. The School shares a 600 MHz/395 GHz Dynamic Nuclear Polarization MAS NMR spectrometer with The Schools of Physics and Life Sciences. Access to higher field NMR spectrometers is available through nearby UK National Facilities, including the UK 850 MHz Solid-state NMR Facility at Warwick and the UK Biomolecular NMR Facility at Birmingham.
 
Research Fellowships within the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham.
 
The School of Chemistry is seeking to sponsor applications for the recently advertised, and attractively funded, Anne McLaren Research Fellowships, as well as for Nottingham Research Fellowships and the School’s first endowed Hobday Fellowship.
 
The highly competitive Anne McLaren Fellowships target outstanding early career female researchers in science, technology, engineering and medicine, who wish to establish an academic career in the UK.  All three fellowships provide the opportunity for early career researchers to embark on an academic career.  They are linked to a permanent academic post, subject to performance against a quality threshold, which includes publication outputs and ability to generate further independent funding. 
 
Our overwhelming driver is to recruit the highest quality candidates in any area of activity that will (i) contribute to the School’s ambitious research vision, (ii) align strategically with School and University research priorities, and (iii) have a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative research theme. Possible areas of expertise could include, but are not restricted to: innovative measurement and analytical science; soft matter, colloids and new materials; biophysical chemistry; energy; healthcare technologies and sustainable processes. The successful candidates will be supported by world-class infrastructure and research facilities.  The School has an outstanding track record in nurturing early career researchers to full academic posts and is pro-active in promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion, as reflected in our status as an Athena Swan Silver Award holder (2017).
 
Expressions of interest, including an outline original research proposal, must be developed jointly with the School who will decide which of these to support at a meeting in October (date to be announced).  Candidates are advised to make contact to discuss their ideas by early September at the latest.  The final deadline for the supported expressions of interest to reach the School is November 3rd, 2017.  Those who are successful in this round will be notified in December and invited to submit a full proposal by mid-January 2018. 
 
Candidates must have been awarded their PhD prior to the closing date, and should have no more than 8 years of post-doctoral experience following the award of their PhD. Career breaks such as maternity leave, EU national service, and Voluntary Service Overseas are not counted, but a period of ‘teaching only’ experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of a PhD should amount to no more than 96 months.
 
The Fellowship package includes three years’ salary in the range £29,301 - £46,924 per annum, depending on experience, up to £25K additional research costs, up to £5K taxable childcare costs, and up to £1500 removal expenses. More details are available about resources and School support upon request.

Further information, including the form for the Expression of Interest, can be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/FELLOWSHIPS2017

Further information on the Hobday Fellowship is available from the School upon request.
 
Contact: Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Mark Searle (+44 (0)115 951 3567mark.searle@nottingham.ac.uk) or the Head of the School of Chemistry, Steve Howdle (+44 (0)115 951 3486; steve.howdle@nottingham.ac.uk).