Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Job Reference : S&E-12767
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 22/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 3rd December 2018 until 2 February 2020

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position with Prof. David J. Procter is available for 14 months on a collaborative project with Professor Ross King (Professor of Machine Intelligence, University of Manchester).

The project will involve the development of a new method for Late Stage Functionalisation that will be optimized and exploited by a ‘Robot Chemist’: a prototype AI system for the automated design, synthesis and evaluation of compounds for drug discovery. An outstanding and ambitious synthetic organic chemist is required, preferably with experience in method development. You should be capable of working as part of an interdisciplinary research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are required. You should have, or be working towards, a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry.

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

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