Research Associate in Organic Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 27 Nov 2017

Research Associate in Organic Chemistry (2 posts available)

Closing Date : 27/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 15 January 2018 for one year
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Brunswick Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10916

A Post-Doctoral position is available to work in the research group of Dr. Daniele Leonori at the University of Manchester. The post is an ERC funded project on photoredox catalysis and the synthesis of nitrogen-heterocycles. An ambitious organic chemist is required, with a proven track record in catalysis, asymmetric synthesis and methodology development.

For recent publications relevant to the project, see: (a) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2017, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708497; (b) J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016138, 8092; (c) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 14017.

Previous experience in photochemistry and skills in anhydrous Schlenk techniques are an asset. The candidate is expected to be familiar with common laboratory techniques, general analytical tools and reaction screening methods. High level of English communication, both oral and written, is required.

The successful candidate will either have a PhD in chemistry or have completed their PhD studies and submitted their PhD thesis by the start date.

The start date is 15th of January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the position is available for one year in the first instance.

The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. For further information, please visit

We positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. Appointment will always be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Daniele Leonori


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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