Research Associate in Organic Chemistry

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience.
09 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 11/03/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience.
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available Immediately until 6 January 2020

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Synthetic Chemistry and Graphene Functionalization post within the Larrosa Group at the University of Manchester. This post is funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant on the development of new Healthcare Technologies. The post is available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until 06th January 2020.

The Research Associate will undertake research on the application of non-covalent self-assembly techniques for the functionalization of graphene surfaces with organic functionalities, that can then be used for further modification. The research will be part of a large interdisciplinary project aiming at developing functionalized graphene materials for healthcare. You should be able to interact efficiently with researchers from a range of other disciplines to contribute to the programme of research.

2D-Health capitalises on the world-leading expertise and research infrastructure on graphene and 2D materials available at the University of Manchester (UoM) to develop future therapies and generate innovative healthcare technology platforms by ascertaining UK leadership in biotech and pharmaceutical development. In the 2D-Health research programme, a team of internationally renowned and highly esteemed multi-disciplinary researchers and some of the world-leaders in G2D research in order to utilise selected unique properties offered by G2D materials and technologies and to develop innovative solutions for specific unmet clinical needs in wound care and management (relevant to diabetes); tissue rehabilitation by electrical stimulation (relevant to dementia); cell therapeutics (relevant to cardiovascular disease); and immunotherapeutics (relevant to cancer). This programme aims to develop future therapies in specific applications of unmet clinical need and draws on several cross-cutting capabilities: a) custom-design G2D materials into advanced materials under specifications aimed at a precise industry-driven use, exploring different chemical modification strategies; b) development of novel imaging and sensing technologies for tracking and monitoring therapeutic intervention; and c) develop G2D-based technologies through the preclinical stage for each of the application areas using relevant cellular and animal models. Strong partnership with industrial partners for rapid clinical translation and in collaboration with ethicists and regulators aims to ensure responsible and societally-acceptable innovations.

You should hold a PhD in organic chemistry. You should be able to demonstrate previous experience in synthetic organic chemistry or in supramolecular chemistry.

The School 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 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:

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

***Please note this is a duplicate of S&E-12835 Research Associate in Organic Chemistry - Previous applicants need not apply***

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Igor Larrosa


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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