Senior Research Fellow in Medicinal and Sustainable Chemistry (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Chemistry

Location: Jubilee Campus
Salary: £38,183 to £46,924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Interview Date: To be confirmed

A unique and exciting role has emerged from the University of Nottingham’s growing collaboration with GSK and strategy for developing its new Centre for Sustainable Chemistry. We are seeking a senior researcher with industrial experience to lead a new research group that will be focussed upon applied medicinal and sustainable chemistry. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Helen Sneddon and Dr. Simon Macdonald (GSK) to establish and deliver a portfolio of projects of direct relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. Our goals are ambitious and we would envisage the successful candidate leading research which would have a high profile both within the University and GSK.

Reporting to the Head of School of Chemistry, the role holder will be required to manage the day-to-day operation of the research group, providing leadership to researchers including graduate/masters students and potentially GSK secondees and undertake a programme of laboratory work including compound synthesis and characterisation.

Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline and extensive experience of working in industry. Experience of Synthetic Organic, Green and Sustainable, or Medicinal Chemistry and a well-developed understanding of industrial research is essential. Experience of managing a research-based team will be an advantage.

Salary will be within the range £38,183 - £49,772 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. This full time post is available from 1st August 2017 and will be offered initially on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years. Subject to satisfactory progress, there is potential for the role to be extended beyond this initial appointment. The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Trevor Farren, School of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD (trevor.farren@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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

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