Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Catalysis

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 09 Dec 2019

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Catalysis, to work under the supervision of Professor Tim Donohoe for a period of up to 24 months (with the possibility of extension for up to 12 months). The project is funded by the EPSRC and involves the development and application of new catalytic reactions based around the concept of hydrogen borrowing.

Find out more about the Donohoe group’s research at:

Applicants should hold a PhD in organic chemistry (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. You will have expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and the use of catalysis in organic chemistry. You will have experience in the design and execution of synthetic schemes and a strong appreciation of mechanism in organic chemistry.

The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing scientific data and managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to coordinate multiple aspects of work for presentations, publications and deadlines.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

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 Monday 9th December 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

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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