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Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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  • Full Time
  • £32,004 - £38,183 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes Tomorrow 01:00
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Vacancy Number: 6300BR

Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Cardiff School of Chemistry
Cardiff University


We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a synthetic organic chemistry and catalysis project. The overall focus of the programme is the productive merger of organocatalysis with electrochemistry to develop novel electroorganic catalysis using both batch and flow technologies. Experience with air-sensitive synthetic techniques and a range of characterisation methods are essential, whilst some experience with electrochemistry and/or flow chemistry would be beneficial.

Applicants must hold or are about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area of synthetic organic chemistry, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Dr Louis Morrill http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/themorrillgroup/
Dr Duncan Browne http://www.thebrowneresearchgroup.co.uk/
Prof. Thomas Wirth http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wirth/

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Louis Morrill: e-mail MorrillLC@cardiff.ac.uk; Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 5840.

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake: email BlakeAF@cardiff.ac.uk; Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 4805.

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 2 October 2017 for 12 months.

Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6)

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 6300BR.

Date advert posted: Friday, 21 July 2017

Closing date: Monday, 21 August 2017


Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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