University Academic Fellowships: The School of Chemistry is pleased to offer four Academic Fellowship opportunities as part of the University of Leeds 250 Great Minds initiative.

The positions are offered in areas of research where the School wishes to develop its activity and have close links to the main research themes of the University.

Full details of these opportunities and the 250 Great Minds initiative can be found on the University Academic Fellowships website (see below).

  • Chemical Biology Approaches to Disease Relevant PPIs,
  • Chemical Proteomics,
  • Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres,
  • Time-Resolved Imaging of Materials and Biology

Deadline for applications 30 September.

About the School

The School of Chemistry is located in its own building adjacent to the iconic Parkinson Building and has a long history dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century, with close links to the dyeing and textile industries, which are retained today through the Colour Science group. The School has its own extensive teaching and research facilities including its own lecture theatres, recently refurbished teaching labs and a pilot scale manufacturing plant as part of the Process Research and Development group.

There are currently 49 academic members of staff, including 24 professors; 79 academic related staff and 30 technical/administrative staff.

It is home to over 520 undergraduate and 75 postgraduate students, with a particularly strong PhD student cohort.


The School was ranked equal 4th in the UK for research impact in the 2014REF and continues to carry out work of international importance across its five research groups; Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Colour and Polymer Science, Computational Chemistry and Chemical Physics, Crystallisation and Directed Assembly, and Process Research and Development.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences unites experts in Chemistry, Colour Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. With more than 130 years of history, it is now one of the UK’s largest scientific research centres, with a world-class reputation for the quality of our work, spanning the most diverse and far-reaching range of subjects, covering the limitless expanse of space to the minute world of quantum effects.

The Faculty has one of the largest student cohorts in the area of mathematics and physical sciences in the UK, with approximately 2,400 students. A significant proportion of students come from overseas, covering over 68 countries, which reflects the global appeal of our provision.

Our research is focused on both the fundamental development of scientific and mathematical knowledge, and the application of science to meet the needs of industry and the consumer. Whether it be discovering the origin of stars, developing high-performance food packaging or creating anti-cancer drugs, our research work covers a wide range of areas which affect many parts of our lives, from pharmaceuticals and food production to financial management and electronic systems.

The impact of our research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where all subject areas were judged to be undertaking ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ research, helping to position the University of Leeds in the top ten UK institutions for research power, a measure of both the quality and volume of research carried out.

The Faculty consists of four schools:

  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Food Science and Nutrition
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics and Astronomy

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