Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Organic Chemistry (Bower Group)

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Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548-£36,613 per annum on Grade I or £36,613-£41,212 per annum on Grade J
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Organic Chemistry (Bower Group) 

Job number     ACAD103092 
Division/School    School of Chemistry 
Contract type     Fixed term contract staff 
Working pattern    Full time 
Salary    £32,548-£36,613 per annum on Grade I or £36,613-£41,212 per annum on Grade J 
Closing date for applications     21-Jan-2018 
A postdoctoral position is available to work in the group of Professor John Bower on a Royal Society Challenge Grant funded project entitled: “Strategies Towards Potent Trypanocidal Drugs: Synthesis of Substituted Naphthoquinoidal Systems and their Evaluation Against Trypanosoma cruzi”. The project is a collaboration with Professor Eufrânio N. da Silva Júnior (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil). The successful applicant will develop new synthetic methodologies to prepare substituted naphthoquinones. For a publication relevant to this project, see: Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3780-3784. The position is available for up to 12 months.
The successful candidate will either already hold a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related area, or have completed their PhD studies and submitted their thesis by the start date. We seek individuals who are prepared to take a leading role in advancing the project from an experimental and intellectual standpoint. Motivated and skilled researchers, with a background in the development of synthetic methodology or natural product synthesis, are encouraged to apply.
Information about the Bower research group can be found at: 
The contract will ideally start in February 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
For further details contact Professor John Bower using 
The closing date for all applications is 23:59 on Sunday 21st January 2018.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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