Research Associate/Fellow

University of Nottingham - Organic Chemistry

Applications are invited for a Leverhulme Trust funded Research Associate/Fellow under the supervision of Dr Ross Denton in the area of chemical synthesis and catalysis. The project involves the development of new organocatalytic methods for the activation of alcohols and their application to esterification and amination reactions.

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 considerable experience of synthetic chemistry research in an academic or industrial laboratory environment. Experience of organocatalysis and organophosphorus chemistry would 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.

This full-time post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 7 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 should be directed to Dr R Stockman, School of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD ( 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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