Research Associate - Dynamic Self-Assembled Materials (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate - Dynamic Self-Assembled Materials (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Professor Jonathan Nitschke from 1 July 2019 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will investigate the use of techniques developed in the Nitschke group to create and characterise functional metal-containing self-assembled materials. He/she will have expertise that will allow a significant contribution to our work in the area of metal-organic capsules (see Science 2009, 324, 1697, ACS Cent. Sci. 2015, 1, 504, and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7958).


The successful candidate will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevent specialist subject. They will have very strong scientific talent and productivity, as measured by the quality and quantity of published work, together with excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills. Other areas of expertise relevant to this position include inorganic and organic synthesis, molecular modelling, and skill with modern spectroscopic techniques.


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 include a 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.


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Please quote reference MA17747 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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