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Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018107

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Chemistry

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 2 May 2022 until 1 May 2025

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

An EPSRC-funded Research Associate position with Prof David J. Procter is available for 36 months and will involve the development of catalytic couplings that exploit radical relays and catalytic SmI2. The project is a collaboration with the computational chemistry team of Prof Nikolas Kaltsoyannis in the Department of Chemistry. 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 or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry. 

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department 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:

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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

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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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