Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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A Research Associate position with Prof David J. Procter is available for 12 months in the first instance (with the possibility of extension) and will involve the development of sulfoxides as substrate activators for metal-free cross-couplings. An outstanding and ambitious synthetic organic chemist is required, preferably with experience in methodology development and target synthesis. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required. You should have, or be working towards, a PhD (or equivalent) in synthetic organic chemistry.

The Department 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 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.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

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Blended working arrangements may be considered           

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Manager: Professor David J. Procter.


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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September 2022