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Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Job Details

  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 11th June 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7324BR

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 project. The 1-year collaborative project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will be led by Dr Louis Morrill and Dr Rebecca Melen.

The overall focus of the programme is the productive merger of organocatalysis with frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) to perform multi-step reaction sequences in one-pot. Experience with air-sensitive synthetic techniques and a range of characterisation methods are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or equivalent, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Dr Louis Morrill http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/themorrillgroup/
Dr Rebecca Melen http://www.melengroup.com/index.html

Informal enquires should be made to Dr Louis C. 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 (BlakeAF@cardiff.ac.uk; 02920 874805).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available immediately for 1 year.

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 7324BR.

Date advert posted: Friday, 11 May 2018

Closing date: Monday, 11 June 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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