The School of Physical Sciences at University of Kent is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join the Materials for Energy and Electronics group to pursue work in inorganic materials chemistry under the supervision of Dr Paul Saines.

About the position:
  • The successful applicant will work as part of a team on Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project, including researchers from the Universities of Kent and Cambridge.
  • This research programme will develop new magnetocaloric materials for low temperature cooling applications, with the aim of developing technologies that reduce dependence on scarce and expensive liquid helium.
  • Previous experience with the synthesis of inorganic materials, e.g. metal-organic frameworks or other extended solids, is essential.
  • Experience with X-ray diffraction, including structural refinement, is also essential. Previous experience with solvothermal synthesis, magnetic property measurements and working at central facilities is desirable.


  • Applicant must hold PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or related, relevant discipline or to be in the final stages of obtaining such a qualification
  • Experience in related inorganic materials synthesis
  • Experience of structural refinement of diffraction data from inorganic materials
  • High degree of organisation and ability to plan complex experimental studies
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral English Communication skills and ability to write for publications is essential


Apply online including CV

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Kent
Country UK
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Chemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 12 July 2020

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