Research Fellow in Supramolecular Chemistry

University of Nottingham - Chemistry

Location: University Park
Salary: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham within the research group of Prof. Neil Champness. The successful candidate will work as part of an EPSRC funded research programme entitled “Two dimensional supramolecular networks on insulators: structural organisation, fluorescence and host-guest interactions”, in collaboration with Professor Peter Beton (Physics, Nottingham). The project builds on developments in surface-based self-assembly previously reported from our research groups (see Acc. Chem. Res., 2014, 47, 3417).

The successful candidate will investigate the synthesis of novel hydrogen-bonding molecules, including perylene and naphthalene diimides, pillararenes and cucurbiturils for use in the construction of surface-based supramolecular arrays. The fellowship will be based in the School of Chemistry at Nottingham, but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate fully with the other partners in the research programme.

Experience in aspects of synthetic chemistry, including the synthesis of rylene diimides, pillararenes or cucurbiturils is essential and with the supramolecular chemistry of hydrogen-bonding systems beneficial. Candidates must have a PhD in supramolecular chemistry, organic chemistry or a related discipline.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post and is available from October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of three years.

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

Candidates should include a detailed CV with their application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. N R Champness, Email:

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

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