Post-doctoral research associate
PDRA in the Robotic Discovery of Hybrid Solar Fuels Catalysts vacancy at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design at the University of Liverpool.
The post will focus on the use of new robotic tools to discover new hybrid photocatalysts for overall water splitting and (potentially) for other reactions. You should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science. A background in inorganic materials synthesis methods (e.g., ceramic, combustion, precursor and/or flux methods) and characterisation techniques (e.g., PXRD) is essential. Experience in photocatalysis (e.g., water splitting and/or CO2 reduction) or high-throughput methods would be an advantage, but these are not prerequisites. The project will be supervised by Professor Andrew Cooper FRS and it will be based in the Materials Innovation Factory and the Autonomous Chemistry Laboratory. You will have the opportunity to work with unique robotic platforms and to gain experience that could help to launch a successful career either in academia or in industry. The post is available for 3 years.
For more information and how to apply click here Closing date: 27 January 2019