Research Associate in Organic Chemistry

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345 per annum
21 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 24-Mar-2019

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the research group of Dr Beatrice Collins in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. The position is funded by the Royal Society and is available from the 1st July 2019, with funding for 18 months.

The Collins group is working on a research programme focused on the development of artificial molecular machines that exhibit autonomous chemically-fuelled directional motion at the molecular level. This research programme involves exploring a new approach to such molecular behaviour, which will take the power and sophistication of modern synthetic chemistry, in particular transition metal-based reactivity platforms, and apply it to the fascinating challenges posed by complex molecular systems. Funded through the Royal Society, the main responsibility of the research associate will be the design and synthesis of autonomous chemically-fuelled biaryl rotary molecular motors.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic researcher, with excellent organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will hold (or be working towards) a PhD in organic chemistry.

While previous experience within in the field of artificial molecular machines is not required, experience in modern synthetic chemistry, including the design and execution of multi-step syntheses is essential.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Beatrice Collins (

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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