Research Associate in Chemical Synthesis (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate - Chemical Synthesis (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 3 January 2019 in the first instance.


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project under the supervision of Professor Steven Ley. Research will be conducted using combinations of modern batch and flow methods in one of several areas including developing methods to reliably couple 5- and 6- membered heterocycles, adding functionality to aromatic heterocycles, and to functionalise or construct aliphatic and saturated heterocycles. Methods for conducting sp2-sp3 coupling reactions are of particular interest.


Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. Experience in modern synthetic techniques, and the ability to initiate and develop new methods, are essential whilst skills in flow based chemical synthesis would be highly desirable.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Jacqui Worster Secretary for Professor Steven Ley on (email:


Please quote reference MA14340 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.


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