Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Physical Organic Chemistry of Porphyrin Nanorings

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 Jul 2020

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis and Physical Organic Chemistry of Porphyrin Nanorings to work under the supervision of Professor Harry Anderson for a period of up to 36 months. The project involves the synthesis and investigation of π-conjugated porphyrin nanorings, with a particular focus on their electronic properties and aromaticity.

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Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry (or be close to completion) prior to taking up the appointment. The research requires experience in multi-step organic synthesis, particularly the synthesis of large redox-active or photo-active molecular π-systems, together with expertise in physical organic chemistry or spectroscopy (e.g. electrochemistry, photochemistry or NMR spectroscopy), including the collection and analysis of numerical data.

You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research. Adapt existing procedures and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 October 2020, or as soon as possible, thereafter.

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 Wednesday 1 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. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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