Research Associate in Materials Chemistry (fixed-term): A 3 year, Leverhulme Trust funded research position is available to investigate new type of anion-based fluorescent material in the Energy Materials research group of Professor Mark Weller (Department of Chemistry, University of Bath).

Research Associate in Materials Chemistry. Controlling Light with Anions.

The research project will primarily involve the synthesis and characterisation of materials using solid state chemistry methods (high temperature reactive atmosphere and hydrothermal). Product materials will be characterised using powder X-ray diffraction and luminescence spectroscopy. Addition effort will involve the study of related naturally-occurring luminescent materials in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, Oslo.

Salary:  £31,342 per annum
Placed On:  Wednesday 12 August 2015
Closing Date:  Wednesday 09 September 2015
Interview Date:  Monday 21 September 2015
Reference:  FY3353

Previous experience in synthetic solid state chemistry, X-ray diffraction methods and a track record of peer-reviewed publications are essential. An interest in mineralogy and the optical properties of materials would be advantageous.

This post is offered on a fixed-term, full-time basis.

For information on the research group please visit the web site:

For informal enquiries about the position please contact:

Prof. Mark Weller, tel: 01225 386531;


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