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Research Associate/Fellow in Organocatalysis and Flow Chemistry (Fixed-term)

Reference
SCI487419
Closing Date
Tuesday, 4th February 2020
Job Type
Research
Department
Chemistry
Salary
£27511 to £40322 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

As part of an exciting new partnership between University of Nottingham, University of Strathclyde and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow post within the research groups of Dr Ross Denton based in the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. This is a highly challenging project in catalytic organic chemistry and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills, preferably demonstrated by your previous publication record. The project will build on previous research from the Denton group and will focus on providing new catalytic C-N and C-O bond forming reactions designed to overcome current challenges faced by GSK in the discovery and development of candidate drug molecules.   

The successful candidate will undertake the development of new catalytic methodology and its implementation in flow-mode synthesis. Candidates should have experience of preparing high quality supporting data for publications and will be expected to routinely provide metric data on the sustainability performance of the reactions developed in the project.

The successful candidate will carry out the following duties:

  • Undertake the development of new organocatalysts, supported organocatalysts and methodology as directed by Dr Ross Denton.
  • Prepare high quality supporting data for publications resulting from the project.
  • Provide metric data on the sustainability performance of the reactions developed in the project as a matter of routine.

Candidates must:

  • Hold a PhD (or expect their PhD award by mid-2020) in synthetic organic or catalytic chemistry.
  • Be available to take up the post from 1st March 2020.
  • Show demonstrated excellence and productivity in synthetic organic or catalytic chemistry.
  • Have excellent organisational and good communication and team working skills.

Additional experience in the use of CHEM21 metrics would be useful but not vital for this post.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work closely with researchers at the University of Strathclyde and GSK and will have an opportunity to undertake a secondment at one or both partner institutions.

The position is offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 2 years 6 months, with full time hours (36.25 hours per week).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ross Denton (ross.denton@denton.ac.uk).Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The School of Chemistry values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about this at www.athenaswan.org.uk and on our website www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/about/athena-swan

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ross Denton (ross.denton@denton.ac.uk).Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx