Research Associate In Chemistry
University of Leicester Department of Chemistry
United Kingdom

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Closes: 13th June 2019
Job Ref: 1096

Vacancy terms: Full-time, fixed Term Contract for 24 months (2 years)

Salary details: Grade 7 - £34,189 to £39,609 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 13 Jun 2019

About the role

In this role you will be working with Dr Kogularamanan Suntharalingam on an ESPRC funded research project titled "Immuno-chemotherapeutic Metal Complexes for Cancer Stem Cell-Directed Therapy". You will be responsible for personal and collaborative research, contributing to project deliverables, journal papers and conferences presentations.

As an experienced researcher you will assist in determining the direction of the programme in line with the research goals. This will include elements of planning and project management.

About you

You will have (or be close to completion) a PhD in a relevant subject as well as expertise in bioinorganic chemistry, in particular the development of metal complexes with anticancer properties.

We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for the subject matter. With a good analytical and problem solving capability, you will also have excellent communication skills. You will be pro-active and be motivated by working toward the emergence of new understanding within the field.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Rob Hillsdon, Recruitment Coordinator on 0116 252 2811 or


Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world's leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.


In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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