Research Associate/Fellow in Organic Chemistry

University of Nottingham - Organic Chemistry

Location: University Park


£25,769 to £36,672 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28982 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a research assistant under the supervision of Dr Ross Denton in the area of chemical synthesis as part of collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline. The project involves the application of catalytic reductive amine alkylation reactions for the construction of active pharmaceutical ingredients and will be carried out in the School of Chemistry and at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage.

The School of Chemistry at Nottingham is one of the largest in the country with a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Our teaching is “Excellent” as assessed by the Teaching Quality Assessment, and 95% of research within the School was rated as Internationally Excellent or World-Leading in REF2014. The School of Chemistry has a thriving research environment with 160 postgraduate students and 60 researchers from all corners of the globe.

Further information Denton group is available at:

Applicants should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, with at substantial experience of synthetic chemistry research in an academic or industrial laboratory environment. Experience of chemical synthesis within the pharmaceutical industry would also be advantageous.

Postdoctoral applicants will have submitted their PhD thesis or have obtained a PhD already. Exceptional applicants who do not have a PhD, but have extensive experience of organic chemistry research will also be considered.

The post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months.

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Carly Dellar, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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