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Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2 posts available)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14946

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/01/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum according to relevant experience.

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 3 February 2020 until 2 February 2023

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions with Prof. David J. Procter are available for up to 36 months each and will involve the development of sulfoxides as substrate activators for metal-free cross-couplings. Two outstanding and ambitious synthetic organic chemists are required, preferably with experience in methodology development and target synthesis. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also 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


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 David J. Procter


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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