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Research Associate in Organic / Bioorganic Chemistry

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  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 28th April 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7196BR

Research Associate in Organic / Bioorganic 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 / bioorganic chemistry project. The one year project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, involves a collaboration between Professors Allemann and Wirth.

The overall focus of the programme is the development of flow chemistry methodology to convert accessible precursor molecules into artemisinin. Experience with flow chemistry techniques and a range of characterisation methods are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a postgraduate degree at PhD level in organic / bioorganic chemistry or equivalent, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Professor Rudolf Allemann http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/allemann/
Professor Thomas Wirth http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wirth/

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Professor Rudolf Allemann, e-mail: allemannrk@cardiff.ac.uk or Professor Thomas Wirth, email: wirth@cardiff.ac.uk .

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (BlakeAF@cardiff.ac.uk; 02920 874805).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £34,520 per annum (Point 32)

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 7196BR.

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Closing date: Saturday, 28 April 2018


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

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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