Two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions are available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) with Dr Stephen Goldup, working in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis.
QMUL is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, with a budget of £285 million per annum.
The Goldup group develops world-leading methods for the synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules such as rotaxanes and catenanes, with particular focus on their application in molecular machines, materials and catalysis. For some background information on the group’s recent research see Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 4151 and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13318.
This EPSRC funded project will investigate the use of molecular motion in a rotaxane molecular machine for the controlled synthesis of polymeric materials with high tech applications. In addition to carrying out research to develop novel methodology for the synthesis of these challenging targets, the successful candidates will also liaise with industrial and academic partners.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, with a solid grounding in organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis and/or organometallic chemistry. During the project the PDRAs will also have opportunities to develop their supervision, writing, communication and organisational skills, excellent preparation for a career in academia or industry. Duties may also include assisting in the training and supervision of PhD and final year project students.
The positions are full time and available for 18 months. The starting salary will be £30,805 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
For further information about the School, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Goldup via email email@example.com
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL2779.
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