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Research Fellow

Functional, Inorganic, Materials & Supramolecular Chemistry

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 per annum
Full Time - Fixed Term until 30/09/2020 in the first instance
Closing Date:  Friday 16 August 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 06 September 2019
Reference:  1171119EB

European Research Council funded Research Fellow working on the properties and applications of Mechanically Chiral Molecules (ref:)

You will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southampton working with Professor Steve Goldup on an ERC funded project that combines aspects of Organic Synthesis and Supramolecular Chemistry to develop new applications of mechanically chiral molecules, with a particular focus on their applications as catalysts, materials and sensors. You will apply the Goldup Group’s methodology for the synthesis of mechanically chiral molecules (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 4817; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14806; Chem 2019, 5, 1512). In addition to carrying out research, you will also liaise with industrial and academic partners and take a leadership role in the group. You will have opportunities to develop your supervision, writing, and communication skills, excellent preparation for a career in academia or industry. Duties will also include assisting in the training and supervision of PhD and final year project students.

To be successful you will have obtained a PhD* in organic chemistry, with experience in the synthesis of interlocked molecules and the supervision of junior co-workers. Experience of laboratory organisation and management is a significant benefit. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully achieving project expectations to deadlines, as well as excellent organisational skills in order to manage the research project on a day to day basis. 

You will be based in the modern synthetic chemistry laboratories in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton. Support for synthetic chemistry is excellent with world class MS, NMR and X-ray facilities, each supported by dedicated specialist staff. On-line resources are first class, with most journals and SciFinder and Reaxys databases accessible on-line.

The position is full time and available until 30/09/2020 in the first instance. The starting salary will be £30,395 per annum. 

For further information about the Goldup Group and their research see:

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality. The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at Applications should include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in, and suitable for the position, a curriculum vitae and summary of previous research.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote vacancy reference number 117119EB on all correspondence.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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