Research Associate/Research Officer in Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry

Bristol, United Kingdom
Grade I (£33,199 - 37,345), Grade J (£37,345 - 42,036)
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary Grade I (£33,199 - 37,345), Grade J (£37,345 - 42,036)
Closing date for applications 02-Dec-2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Prof. A. P. Davis. Depending on experience, the appointment could be made at either Research Associate or Research Officer level. The role will involve the supervision of post-graduate and undergraduate students, laboratory management, and a contribution to the group’s work in synthetic supramolecular chemistry. There will also be opportunities to acquire teaching experience. Potential areas of research include biomimetic carbohydrate recognition, systems capable of informational self-replication, and host-guest pairs capable of strong and selective binding in water. The work will require expertise in organic synthesis and the possession of, or ability to develop, skills relevant to supramolecular chemistry (e.g. molecular modelling and design, the measurement of binding constants and the use of NMR to determine molecular structures in solution). Some knowledge of carbohydrate and/or peptide chemistry would be useful but not essential.

The starting date is negotiable, but should be as soon as possible.

For further information on the research group see: (official web page) or (group web page).

Contract: The post is offered on an open ended basis, with funding confirmed for 12 months in the first instance.

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