Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,797 per annum
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 per annum
Closing date for applications 17-Oct-2019

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Robin Bedford on an industrial funded project on the development and application of homogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of materials. While they will primarily work at the University of Bristol, the successful applicant will also spend time at industrial partners research and manufacturing facility.

Extensive experience of organic and organometallic synthesis, the synthesis of homogeneous catalysts and ligands; detailed study of application of homogeneous catalysts to organic transformations; a demonstrable ability to undertake inter-site collaboration and excellent communication skills are essential. Proven ability to undertake mechanistic investigations and use these in catalyst design is desirable.

Applicants must have a PhD in synthetic of homogeneous catalytic chemistry or be about to submit their thesis. You are expected to have an excellent work ethic and commitment to achieve the project aims.

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.

The post is available to start as soon as possible from the 4th of November, and is for a fixed term of 1 year.

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

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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