Research Associate in Synthesis of Specialty Glycans

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate

Job number  ACAD102988 
Division/School  School of Chemistry 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £32,548 - £36,613 per annum 
Closing date for applications  30-Nov-2017 
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor M. Carmen Galan on the synthesis of specialty glycans. This BBSRC/IUK-funded project is part of a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the groups of Professors Flitsch (Manchester), Feizi (Imperial College), Turnbull (Leeds), Linclau (Southampton), Gibson (Warwick) and Drs. Lee (Southampton), Fascione (York), and Allman (Open University). The appointee will be expected to interact closely with these groups as part of a joint effort to synthesise specialty glycans.
Experience in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry or extensive experience in synthetic organic chemistry is essential, and applicants must have a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Experience on organofluorine chemistry is an advantage. 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 of the project consortium. 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.  Preparative HPLC is also available.  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 M. Carmen Galan (email:, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. The post is available from 1st January 2018 with appointment for one year in the first instance. Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. The candidates should also provide the names of two referees who have been former supervisors on synthetic organic chemistry projects.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 30th November 2017. 
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The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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