Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Synthetic Chemistry

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£34,304 per annum
25 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemistry

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £34,304 per annum
Please note this role is fixed term for 36 months, and full time at 1.0 FTE.
Closing Date:   Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:   Friday 02 September 2022
Reference:  COS898

A fantastic opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position has become available in the research group of Dr Graham Pattison in the School of Chemistry at the University of Lincoln.

This EPSRC-funded project will involve the development of novel methods for enolate synthesis through substitutions with organoboron compounds. There will be opportunities to develop modern processes including asymmetric synthesis, transition metal catalysis (including photocatalysis) and fluorination. For more information on our research, please see our group website at

The School of Chemistry at Lincoln is ideally set-up to perform this research, with a range of equipment for synthetic chemistry including Schlenk lines / glovebox for air-sensitive techniques and automated chromatography. Advanced analytical instrumentation including a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer and a range of Mass Spectrometry and HPLC / GC equipment are also available.

You will have, or will soon obtain, a PhD in chemistry. You will have previous experience of synthetic chemistry, and associated analytical techniques including NMR, Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography.

The position is full-time with a fixed-term appointment for 36 months, and is available to start as soon as possible.

We welcome informal enquiries about the project, role, or the university and surrounding area. Please direct these to the Principal Investigator, Dr Graham Pattison (

We are strongly committed to equality and diversity, and to creating an inclusive working environment where all can thrive. We encourage applications from any interested candidate.