Research Fellow in Synchrotron Methods for Catalysis

United Kingdom
Feb 08, 2018
Mar 09, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The researcher we be part of the research group of Dr Peter Wells, which is based at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) and is associated with the broader UK Catalysis Hub programme. This is a significant opportunity to be part of an established research group with strong links to national and international networks in the field of catalysis. The location at the RCaH provides unique possibilities to interact with the world-leading research facilities on the Harwell Campus, e.g. Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. The successful candidate should have first-hand experience in using synchrotron radiation sources to perform X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements. 

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in chemistry or related discipline, and a track record of academic and research excellence. Potential candidates should also demonstrate an ability to write research papers independently, present their work at international conferences and be able to work successfully with other research groups.  

This position is fully funded through the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) until April 2020. For additional information, please contact Dr Peter Wells (

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. Chemistry at Southampton was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity in REF2014 and was awarded the Silver Athena SWAN award in April 2015, in recognition of our continued efforts to support the career aspirations of young researchers. 

Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.


Application Procedure

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 971218EB on all correspondence.


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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