Research Associate in Synthetic Organic, Coordination or Supramolecular Chemistry

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Brunswick Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 02/01/2019
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 May 2019 for 12 months

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious synthetic chemist to undertake research in the group of Professor David Leigh FRS at the School of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

The Leigh research group is concerned with the design and synthesis of molecular machines and new types of molecular level architectures to control and influence function and properties. For further information about the research group see webpage .

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, co-ordination chemistry or supramolecular chemistry. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

We positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. Appointment will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor David Leigh


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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