Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term) - Department of Chemistry University of Nottingham, Department of Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Saturday, 20th April 2019
Job Type
£27025 to £31302 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD).

We seek to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist for a Research Associate/Fellow post within the research group of Prof Simon Woodward ( at the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory of the School of Chemistry. The successful candidate will work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project involving the preparation of a new type of cyclic aromatic compound. This is a highly challenging project in synthetic organic chemistry and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills, preferably demonstrated by your previous publication record. The project will build on 2017-2018 work by Woodward and co-workers in DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701170 and DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01770.


The successful candidate will carry out the following duties:


  • Undertake organic synthesis towards the proposed cyclic aromatic targets directed by and in direct collaboration with Simon Woodward.
  • Prepare high quality supporting data for publications resulting from the project.
  • Provide high quality pure samples to Woodward group collaborators interested in defining the electronic and other properties of compounds resulting from the project.


Candidates must:

  • Hold a PhD (or expect their PhD award in early 2019) in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Show demonstrated excellence and productivity in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Have excellent organisational and good communication and team working skills.


Additional experience in the synthesis of organic materials would be useful but not vital for this post.


This is a full time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 28 months. The post is available immediately but must start by 01 June 2019.


The School of Chemistry values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about this at and on our website


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Simon Woodward ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


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