Research Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Fixed Term for 14 months)

Northumbria University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

You will work in the Department of Applied Sciences. You must have the proven skills, knowledge and capacity to engage, deliver and disseminate a programme of research. Main duties will include: (i) Organic synthesis of novel 1,2,4-triazine ligands for the separation of actinides from lanthanides, and assessment of their ability to separate actinides from lanthanides using solvent extraction experiments and radioanalytical techniques in collaboration with external partners. (ii) Developing strong collaborative research networks with both internal and external partners, and liaising with academic and industrial collaborators and reporting research results on a regular basis, and (iii) Presenting research findings in refereed journals and at conferences of international standing.

You must have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, expertise in planning and executing synthetic sequences and in optimizing reaction conditions to improve yields. Previous experience in performing radioanalytical measurements (gamma spectroscopy, ICP-MS) is an advantage, but is not essential as training will be provided. Excellent communication, organisation and administrative skills are also required.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Frank Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, at

To download an application form please visit:

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly from under-represented groups.

Closing Date: 14th December 2016

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