Research Associate in Machine Learning and Reaction Modelling (fixed term)

Job title Research Associate in Machine Learning and Reaction Modelling (fixed term)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Monday 04 October 2021

Closing date Monday 01 November 2021

Interview date Monday 15 November 2021

Reference CC8738

Apply Online

Share

We have an exciting opportunity funded by the EPSRC to work on the development of new synthesis prediction tools. You will join the Grayson group in the Department of Chemistry to develop fast, accurate and mechanism-based reactivity prediction models by combining machine learning with reaction modelling for applications in organic synthesis, covalent drug design and toxicology. To demonstrate their broad applicability, you will then apply the models to rationalising experimental reactivity data of organic and biological reactions for which the use of traditional modelling approaches would be prohibitively slow.

As a Research Associate, you will:

  • Gain experience in the use of machine learning and reaction modelling in organic synthesis, covalent drug design and toxicology.
  • Perform both individual and collaborative research projects.
  • Write up research results for publication in scientific journals.
  • Disseminate your work through presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Help lead the research of our enthusiastic group of researchers.
  • Work with the group to develop new ideas and contribute to grant applications.
  • Have the opportunity to be the day-to-day supervisor of undergraduate and/or postgraduate research students.

Qualifications and experience

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our group. You must hold a PhD (or be close to finishing one) in computational chemistry or a related discipline and should have experience in coding (any language). You should also have experience of scientific writing and experience in machine learning and/or reaction modelling is highly desirable. Please include a CV with your application.  

Enquiries 

This position is fixed-term for a period of up to 2 years.

We welcome informal enquiries about the position. Please get in touch with Dr Matthew Grayson (M.N.Grayson@bath.ac.uk) if you have any questions, however, please submit your application, along with a copy of your CV, via the University website.

The Department of Chemistry is internationally renowned, with 98% of our research rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent REF exercise. We offer a well-equipped and supportive department that provides an excellent environment for teaching, learning, and research.

The Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department. We invite applications from candidates irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Email details to a friend

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.