University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Professor or Associate Professor in Magnetic Resonance

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Professor or Associate Professor in Magnetic Resonance Magnetic Resonance

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: Associate Professor Level 6 - £57,696 to £72,018 Professor Level 7- Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full time permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024 Reference: 2612424EB

The School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton welcomes applications for the position of Professor or Associate Professor in Magnetic Resonance. The successful candidate will strengthen our thriving research expertise and culture within the triple helix strategy of the University, which seeks to achieve cross-fertilisation between research, education and enterprise activity. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and is one of the UK's top 15 research-intensive universities.

Magnetic Resonance is composed of groups from three faculties. Five PIs with multiple UK and international grants are in Chemistry, with others from Biological Sciences and Medicine, and a dedicated research engineer. We operate a large research facility with eight high-field NMR instruments, EPR and various low-field and benchtop systems. Instrumentation for solution and solid-state NMR includes specialist (sometimes world-unique) capabilities, often with significant home-built or customised components for small scale MRI and cryogenic, field-cycling, microfluidic, parahydrogen-enhanced, metabolomic, supercritical fluid, high temperature and high-pressure NMR.

About the role

We seek candidates with a strong, internationally recognised profile in a topical area within Magnetic Resonance. You will undertake internationally recognised research, and work to attract significant research funding. You will contribute to the School of Chemistry in a leadership, research, enterprise and educational capacity. Education contributions may be within our Chemistry or Chemical Engineering programmes.

About you

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Outstanding experience in shaping and leading a field of research.
  • A track record in raising significant external research funding.
  • Motivational leadership in research, education, and enterprise.
  • An ability to inspire students and colleagues.
  • Commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • What we can offer you

  • A collegiate research-led School that strongly values contributions in education and enterprise.
  • An outstanding research environment in Magnetic Resonance, with extensive expertise and a well-established research facility.
  • Access to sector-leading high performance computing facilities and a university commitment to maintain that sector-leading position.
  • The University of Southampton values diversity and equality, and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We are delighted to be holders of the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award 2022, and hold both institutional and departmental Athena SWAN silver awards. We recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.

    Interviews will take place in person in Southampton. Southampton is well connected – just over an hour from central London and with an international airport, but with beautiful surroundings on the south coast and in the New Forest. Find out more about the University and the city here.

    If you are interested or need advice about your suitability to the posts, you are encouraged to contact the Head of School, Professor Andrew Hector, or the Head of Magnetic Resonance, Dr Giuseppe Pileio, for further details. Salary will be dependent on the level you are appointed to.

    Application Procedure:

    You should submit your completed online application form at https: // The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your academic CV with a covering letter that provides details of your current and future research plans and what you feel you and your research vision will bring to our School and a publication list with your application.

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    Further details:
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  • We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

    Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job.


    Job details


    Professor or Associate Professor in Magnetic Resonance


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 06, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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