Research Associate in Synthetic Organic (Radio)Chemistry

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a synthetic organic (radio)chemistry project. The 3-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), involves a collaboration between Drs Matthew Tredwell (Schools of Chemistry and Medicine) and Ian Fallis (School of Chemistry).

The overall focus of the programme is the development of methods for the synthesis of 18F-perfluorinated motifs and their application to target radiotracers. Automation of the radiochemistry and clinical translation form a key component of this project. Expertise in organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, radiochemistry, and range of characterisation methods (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)) are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion/ submission) in Synthetic Chemistry, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Dr Matthew Tredwell
Dr Ian Fallis

For informal enquiries about the role and the Cardiff School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Matthew Tredwell: e-mail

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake ( ; 02920 874805 ).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 1 November 2020 for 3 years.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above
£36,914 per annum (Grade 6.33).

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.  Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 10221BR.

Closing date: Saturday, 31 October 2020

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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