Research Associate, Catalysis Hub

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345 per annum
19 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 23-Apr-2019

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Robin Bedford on the development and application of homogeneous first-row transition metal catalysts for cross-coupling and related reactions. The project is funded by the EPSRC Catalysis Hub, and you will interact with researchers at other Universities in the the UK and at the Harwell Research Campus.

Experience in organometallic synthesis or homogeneous catalysts design and the routine use of air-sensitive techniques are essential. Applicants must have a PhD in synthetic of homogeneous catalytic chemistry. Experience in characterising paramagnetic complexes is desirable. You are expected to have an excellent work ethic and commitment to achieve the project aims, and be open-minded to collaboration with the other scientists. You will be involved in general running of the laboratory including supervision of undergraduate project students as required, and expected to adhere to our strict safety standards.

The successful candidate will be based in the modern Synthetic Chemistry Laboratories in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Support for synthetic chemistry is second to none, with excellent MS, NMR and X-ray facilities, each supported by dedicated specialist staff.

On-line resources are first class, with most journals and SciFinder and Reaxys databases accessible on-line.

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Professor Robin Bedford (email:, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.

The post is available to start as soon as possible for 2 years.

Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. The candidates should also provide the names of three referees.

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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