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Chair(s) in Catalysis

Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Cardiff School of Chemistry
Cardiff University

We are to expand the activities of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) and we are looking for three highly talented colleagues in the areas of:

  •  heterogeneous catalysis,
  • spectroscopic characterisation of catalysed reactions and catalysts
  • advanced characterisation of catalytic materials.

Applications are sought from candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance the existing strengths within both the CCI and the School. They should also further strengthen existing partnerships with related disciplines, and foster dynamic research collaborations both within the university and beyond.

Candidates must have an excellent publication and track record and must have obtained substantial research funding and support. All three successful candidates will be expected to join the management of the CCI (two as co-directors and the other as deputy director) and open up new research avenues for the CCI. They will also contribute to the ambitious teaching aspirations of the School and seek to be an inspiring and innovative teacher at both UG and PG levels.

For informal enquires, please contact Professor Graham Hutchings FRS, Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute (

Please visit for further information about the School of Chemistry, and  for specific information about Cardiff Catalysis Institute

The full time (35 hour per week) open ended appointments will be made at a level commensurate with experience.

Salary: A point on the professorial salary scale (minimum £64,335)

Date advert posted: 15 July 2014

Closing date: 30 November 2014

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Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early, should sufficient applications be received.


University Research Fellow (3 posts)

School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

We are looking to recruit three highly talented University Research Fellows to join our expanding team of academic staff within the School of Chemistry. Applications are sought from candidates whose research interests either complement existing strengths within the School, including biological chemistry, advanced materials, imaging and sensing, physical organic chemistry, synthetic inorganic & organic chemistry, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry and catalysis, or whose research interests may enable new avenues of research activities to develop. Candidates should enhance the broader research networks of their areas with related disciplines in order to foster dynamic research collaborations both within the university and beyond.

To expand the school’s research capacity across our broad portfolio of chemical research, we therefore invite applications for strategic appointments in any area of Chemistry. Preference may be given to candidates whose research area crosses the boundaries of biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

The focus of the posts may include, but is not limited to, research in the following fields:

- natural products chemistry, genetic manipulation of biosynthetic pathways, synthetic and chemical biology, biomacromolecular chemistry, computational biochemistry;

- pioneering coordination chemistry and its diverse applications (candidates with additional expertise and interest in advanced spectroscopic and analytical techniques are also sought);

- development of innovative synthetic methodologies applied to areas such as natural product, heterocyclic, materials or physical organic chemistry;

- characterization, fundamental understanding and applications of advanced materials, polymer chemistry, applications and development of spectroscopic methods.

You should have an excellent publication / track record, and demonstrate the ability to obtain research funding and support. An ability to collaborate with diverse research groups across the School and the University would be an advantage.

For informal enquires, please contact Professor Rudolf Allemann, Head of School ( or Professor Damien Murphy, Director of Research (

Further information on the School may be found at:

This is a full-time position of 35 hours (1 FTE) per week, available from 1 August 2014 for 5 years.

Salary range: £38,907 - £45,053 per annum (Grade 7).

Date advert posted: 14 August 2014

Closing date: 29 September 2014

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