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Research Associate In Synthetic Organic and Materials Chemistry
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016573

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting 01 July 2021 for 12 months with possible 12 months extension

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious synthetic chemist with a proven track record in synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and conjugated polymers to undertake research in the group of Dr Ashok Keerthi at the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

Keerthi’s research group is concerned with the design and synthesis of nanocarbon molecules, graphene nanoribbons and new types of molecular architectures to tailor the function and properties. For further information about the research group, see webpage

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry or supramolecular chemistry. The applicant should be capable of working under their own initiative and should be familiar with common laboratory techniques, general analytical tools and reaction screening methods. High level of English communication, both oral and written, is required.

The start date is 1st of July 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the position is available for one year with possible extension of one more year.

The School 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 achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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

Blended working arrangements may be considered   

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Ashok Keerthi


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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