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Flexibility. Great job prospects following your successful fellowship. Don't choose between your research career and caring for yourself or others.

We understand that poor work-life balance and a prevalence of fixed-term contracts in academia is a barrier to progression. More so when parental responsibilities, giving unpaid care or managing health issues adds strain to your plans and threatens your ambitions. That is why we are looking to back excellent applicants for the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin FellowshipLink opens in a new window scheme that need our support and for whom Warwick is a great fit.

Warwick Chemistry has an excellent track record of offering permanent positions to Royal Society Fellows. We are particularly keen to receive expressions of interest from women and individuals who are under-represented in senior scientific academic positions, for example ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ scientists and those living with disability.

Meet Dr. Livia Bartók-Pártay, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow 2014-2019

Dr Livia Bartok-Partay

I am a computational chemist at Warwick, interested in understanding the behaviour and structure of materials on the atomic scale. My research is focused on developing new simulation techniques which enables to automatically generate relevant atomic configurations, and determine their relative stability, offering complete thermodynamic information without any advance knowledge of the material, except its composition.

Being on maternity leave twice within three years meant a break in my career. The Fellowship provided the opportunity to gain momentum again and allowed me to focus on research. The scheme also offers crucial flexibility to allow balancing caring responsibilities and work: part-time options that can be flexibly changed, parental leave and support with childcare arrangements in conferences. Read Dr Bartók-Pártay's Royal Society articleLink opens in a new window

Express your interest in a DHF at Warwick Chemistry

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The Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship Scheme is specifically aimed at supporting talented post-doctoral scientists, with no more than six years of actual research experience (excluding career breaks) since PhD, to build an independent research career. You must have a current need for flexibility due to caring responsibilities or personal health reasons to apply. Please check you eligibility with the Royal SocietyLink opens in a new window before expressing your interest.

To be considered for support for the 2024 round the deadline for expressions of interest is 16:00 BST, Monday 31 July 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to Warwick to present their work, tour the facilities and chat with us.

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Flexible working hours

Salary increments

World-class research facilities

Interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities

Generous annual leave

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