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Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 11th June 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7326BR

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 as a 2-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) with Dr Melen.

The overall focus of the programme is the synthesis of new organic compounds containing Lewis acidic and basic sites for applications in metal-free catalysis. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry is essential with air-sensitive synthetic techniques and a range of characterisation methods are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Dr Rebecca Melen: http://www.melengroup.com/
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38512-melen-rebecca

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Rebecca Melen: e-mail MelenR@Cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Mr Alastair Baker (BakerAN@cardiff.ac.uk; 02920 874073).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 1 September 2018 for 2 years.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £32,548 per annum (Point 30).

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 7326BR.

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.

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