Lecturer in Chemistry Ref 9073

School/department: Chemistry, School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time hours up to 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9073
Salary: Starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum 
Placed on: 25 July 2022
Closing date: 25 August 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has received substantial recent University investment and is embarking on an exciting and extensive, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

Sussex Chemistry is a Department within the School of Life Sciences and is engaged in research and teaching across all branches of Chemistry. Our Chemistry undergraduate programmes are ranked 8th in the Guardian University Guide for 2022.

A particular strength of Sussex Chemistry lies in the synergy of research across the School of Life Sciences, including with the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC), which encompasses research spanning medicinal chemistry and biological sciences. An overview of research in Chemistry can be found here.

We wish to appoint a lecturer in Synthetic or Materials Chemistry. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research falls into one of the following areas: Organic/Inorganic Materials Chemistry; Homogeneous Catalysis; Organic or Inorganic Medicinal Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry.

Candidates should have a strong research background and have a track record of regularly publishing high quality research articles.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop links to foster knowledge exchange and links with industry. They will also have a willingness to engage in all aspects of undergraduate teaching in Chemistry.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of Chemistry, Professor Wendy Brown (w.a.brown@sussex.ac.uk).

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9073) (PDF 209KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship. 


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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