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Lecturer in Chemistry (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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38,183 - 46,924 a year
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Introduction / The Role

The Department of Chemistry seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Chemistry with research interests in biochemically driven magnetic resonance imaging studies. As a successful candidate, you will undertake research of the highest international standards, and make a major and positive contribution to the research standing and culture of the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CHyM) and the Department.

You will be expected to develop an internationally leading research programme in magnetic resonance imaging in an area that involves biochemical study. You are not required to have previous experience in the field of hyperpolarisation, but you will contribute effectively to its future development by developing active collaborations with researchers in CHyM.

The post is full-time (although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered) and is available from 1 September 2017.

The salary is on Grade 7 of the University scales and in the range £38,183 - £46,924.

Key requirements

You will already have an excellent track record at PhD and postdoctoral research, and will now be aiming for an independent research career. You will conduct research at the interface between chemistry and biochemistry, and have a firm grasp of the principles and practicalities that underpin MRI and be experienced in using it to assess biochemical function. You will play a full part in teaching, research supervision and administration within the Department of Chemistry, contributing to teaching in an area of chemistry that reflects your experience.

About York/Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF). As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research.

To apply

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries can be made to CHyM Director, Professor Simon Duckett ( or the Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce (

You will support your application with a 4-page research proposal in addition to a covering letter that will outline your experience of teaching as well as giving details of how your interests and experience would allow you to establish your own, independent research programme, as well as collaborating fruitfully with the York hyperpolarisation group.

Closing Date: 26 May 2017

Interview Date: 30 June 2017

The Department of Chemistry values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive. 

Athena Swan Gold



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