Opportunities in QUILL
QUILL Postdoctoral Research Fellows
We are currently seeking applications for multiple postdoctoral positions within the QUILL Research Centre, to work on a large research programme with an industrial partner. We are looking for PhD-level chemists and/or chemical engineers, with expertise in at least one of the following areas: reactive extractions, gas or liquid separations, synthesis of ionic liquids/covalent organic frameworks/main group coordination chemistry, or synthesis/formulations of soft materials (lubricants, phase-change materials).
Candidates are expected to be active members of an international research group, contributing to planning and delivery of project objectives, and interacting with industrial partners. Ideally, they will have an early track record of successful supervision of research students, reflected in good quality publications.
We welcome the applications from both new PhD graduates and experienced researchers. Please note, while we will look to recruit as soon as possible, all appointees will be expected to work remotely on literature review and due diligence, until laboratories within the QUB estate become accessible (subject to UK government/QUB guidelines in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic).
This is a full-time fixed term contract for three years.
The successful candidate must:
- Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
- Have a proven relevant research experience in at least one of the following: reactive extractions, gas or liquid separations, synthesis of ionic liquids/covalent organic frameworks/main group coordination chemistry, or synthesis/formulations of soft materials (lubricants, phase-change materials)
We welcome applications worldwide from candidates with high quality CVs and relevant experience. Post-doctoral researchers are particularly encouraged to apply for independent funding, such as:
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Newton International Fellowships
- Leverhulme Trust
- EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships
Candidates will receive strong support with these applications including assistance with research proposals.
Self-funded students are welcome to contact the center informally. If you plan to apply for a funding scheme, please contact us to discuss a potential project before applying formally.
Each year, we welcome Level 3 and 4 students for their final year research projects. Although individual projects vary, they follow the main research themes in the group. Each student works closely with a more experienced group member.
Undergraduate Summer Students
Funded summer studentships are available annually through various funding streams, including RSC and QUILL summer studentships. The deadlines for applications are quite early on in the year so students are encouraged to get in touch in advance to consider a potential application.