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Research Associate In Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016693

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £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: 4 Months until 30 September 2021

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position with Prof David J. Procter is available for 4 months and will involve the development of asymmetric copper-catalyzed multi-component coupling reactions for target synthesis. An outstanding and ambitious synthetic organic chemist is 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. ​​​​​​​

Application forms and further particulars are available from our website

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.

Blended working arrangements may be considered            

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.

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


The closing date for this job has now passed.