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Research Associate in Department of Chemistry
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018207

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £36,382 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until 15 December 2022

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position with the Riddell group at the University of Manchester. The position will commence as soon as possible. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent (or will have submitted a thesis prior to commencing this position) in synthetic chemistry or biochemistry, and have a record of successful publications.

The research associate appointed to this position will work on an ongoing research project in our laboratory investigating peptide binding selectivity within metal-organic cages. To ensure maximal benefit from this short-term opportunity the research associate appointed to this position will have good synthetic skills and experience in either peptide synthesis or supramolecular host-guest chemistry. The proposed project provides opportunities to use a wide variety of charactization techniques including NMR (1D, 2D, heteronuclear and DOSY), mass spectrometry, IR, CD, HPLC and UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies.

The successful candidate should be willing to learn new techniques and explore novel research approaches, and must be highly motivated, ambitious and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. They should be capable of working under their own initiative while also providing appropriate guidance and support to other members of the research group.

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:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

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: Imogen Riddell


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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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