Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Co-Ordination

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£31,604 - £38,833 per annum according to experience
17 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Co-Ordination
Chemistry or Supramolecular Chemistry 

Job Reference : S&E-12228
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 25/07/2018
Salary : £31,604 - £38,833 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 01 September 2018 until 31 August 2019

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious synthetic chemist to undertake research in the group of Professor David Leigh FRS at the School of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

The Leigh research group is concerned with the design and synthesis of molecular machines and new types of molecular level architectures to control and influence function and properties. For further information about the research group see webpage .

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry, co-ordination chemistry or supramolecular chemistry. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.

For further information, please visit: 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: David Leigh


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date