Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Organic Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 10 Jul 2020

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Organic Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry, to work under the supervision of Professor Véronique Gouverneur for a period of up to 12 months.

Professor Véronique Gouverneur is looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong background in physical organic chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry to join the group. The group has a specific focus on fluorine chemistry and an interest in developing new methods for asymmetric organocatalysis.

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The role will involve applying experimental methods in physical chemistry to study the mechanism of new catalytic transformation in the area of organic chemistry. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work at the interface between the development of new methodologies and the investigation of reaction mechanisms.

You should have a PhD in chemistry or a related area (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. You will have expertise in the mechanistic study of organic reactions: specifically, in the spectroscopic characterisation of reaction intermediates and/or in the application of kinetic analysis in studying reaction mechanisms. You will have experience in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) applied to conformational analyses of small molecule in solution.

The duties will include testing hypothesis and analaysing scientific data, you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, Including small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines. You will assist in co-ordinating and contributing to daily laboratory logistics.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory. Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 September 2020.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 10 July 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder.

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