Research Associate - Inorganic Chemistry

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a position as post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Dominic Wright in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. The Wright group is involved in various areas of inorganic and material synthesis.

The advertised project involves the investigation of new types of main group based chiral receptor molecules which will allow the assessment of chirality and measurement of enantiomeric excesses using a new approach involving simple, achiral species. The program involves the synthesis of new reagents molecules, the assessment of their ability to discriminate and detect chirality and the in-depth investigation (via structural and spectroscopic studies) of the mechanisms of discrimination.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in inorganic chemistry or related disciplines. The candidates should have a keen interest in synthetic inorganic chemistry, preferably main group chemistry. Experience in single-crystal X-ray diffraction and in-depth 1D and 2D NMR techniques are also recommended.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Prof. Dominic Wright via email on

Please quote reference MA12910 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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