UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

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

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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-Feb-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:
https://bowerresearchgroup.wordpress.com/ 
 
The contract will ideally start in February 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
For further details contact Professor John Bower using  john.bower@bris.ac.uk
 
The closing date for all applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 21st February 2018.
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.