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Join the growing department

Recruitment of staff from Fellows and Lecturers to Professors


As part of our ongoing expansion we are actively recruiting at all levels and welcome applications from people who are keen to be part of a new enterprise.  

Please contact us if you would like to join a dynamic, collegial department and wish to cultivate ground-breaking research programmes underpinned by Chemistry, innovate in chemical education or are interested chemical education research.

We encourage applications for externally funded research fellowships to be held at King’s Chemistry as well as from existing fellows. Research Fellows are treated as full members of academic staff and our continuing recruitment programme means future permanent positions will become available for Fellows to apply to.

New staff will join King’s at an exciting time and be involved in the strategic development of contemporary Chemistry cutting-edge future directions in the University. The prime position of King’s in central London is highly advantageous, benefitting from the advances in Science, Technology and Enterprise occurring at a pace across the capital. Notably, King’s is a partner with the landmark Francis Crick Medical Research Institute which offers tremendous opportunities to work with world leaders in biomedical research to understand the chemistry of life.

Informal enquiries are welcomed at any time. Please contact the Head of Department, Professor Martin Ulmschneider,

About Chemistry

With a pedigree as one of the oldest Chemistry departments in England, we provide a vibrant environment in which to study 21st century undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry in the heart of London.

Our approach enshrines the rigour of the discipline in a progressive interdisciplinary context, designed to produce a new generation of scientists fluent across traditional subject boundaries. The cross-fertilisation of physical and biological sciences enables our graduates to harness the transformative power of chemistry and tackle emerging challenges in modern society and medicine.

Continuing an illustrious tradition at the University, epitomised by the discoveries of Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins in the structure of DNA, the department has a distinct focus on understanding the chemistry of life and the interface with biology. Our imaginative, interdisciplinary research provides the foundations for innovations in chemical biology, biomaterials science, synthetic biology and nanomedicine.

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Careers of graduates from the Department of Chemistry at King's

A degree in Chemistry can open many doors to an array of careers! Of 88 students who graduated between 2015-2019:

- 29.5% went on to carry out a further degree. These incldued PhD, master's and undergraduate degrees in different fields.

- 23% went into the finance industry. Job roles include analysts, head-hunter, audit case handler, assurance associates and more.

- 14% went on to teach. Graduates teach in schools, universities, and some have founded their own tutoring companies.

- 10% went into scientific research. Job titles include: protein biochemist, research assistant, market access researcher and more.

- 4% went into IT. Positions include cyber security associate and consultants.

- 3% went into law as a paralegal or as a trainee solicitor.

- 2% went into healthcare. Their roles include an operations manager of a group of GP offices and a biosafety scientist.

- 14.5% of other graduates have careers in diverse and varied areas. Jobs include a radiochemist, policy assistant, oil tanker analyst and many more.

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