Research Associates in the School of Chemistry (2 posts)

Job Reference : S&E-12054
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 20/06/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division :
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 July 2018 to 31 August 2019 with option of extension

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions under the supervision of Professor Sabine Flitsch are available for outstanding and ambitious scientists to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists working as part of a project (ProgES) on developing programmable de novo enzymatic pathways. The project will bring together scientists with chemical, analytical, biochemical and bioinformatics background. We are now looking for candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise: synthetic chemistry; analytical chemistry, in particular mass spectrometry; bioinformatics including database design and/or modelling.

You should have a PhD or equivalent in one of these areas: chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics. You should have a track-record of published work, be capable of working under your own initiative and be able to provide day-to-day supervision for PhD students associated with the project. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit                                                                                                       

We positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade.  Appointment will be made on merit. The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Sabine Filtsch


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.