Applications are invited for a post of Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry. This is a fixed term, part time (0.8 FTE) position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading, to fill a temporary vacancy arising from the award of a research project grant to Dr Paz Vaqueiro. The post holder will be required to deliver a range of existing inorganic chemistry lectures and tutorials, together with undergraduate inorganic laboratory classes, for the Chemistry BSc and MChem degree programmes.

This is a part-time fixed-term post for 12 weeks, from 9th January 2023 to the end of March 2023. The successful candidate will have:

  • a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • A PhD (or soon to obtain PhD) in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Ability to teach inorganic chemistry at University level.
  • Excellent presentation and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques, COSHH and health and safety requirements of laboratory work.
  • Ability to use initiative, work independently, and complete tasks to deadlines.

Due to the nature of the funding, an extension to this post will not be possible.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Paz Vaqueiro (

Informal contact details

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Principal investigator

Contact name:

Dr Paz Vaqueiro

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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