Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Organometallic Chemistry

University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Deborah Kays on the synthesis of low-coordinate organometallic complexes as part of an EPSRC-supported project entitled “Hydrophosphination Catalysis Using Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes”. The project will develop a robust and applicable methodology for the hydrophosphination of a range of substrates,employing this chemistry in the syntheses of specific organophosphorus targets. The project is a collaboration between Assoc. Prof. Deborah Kays and Assoc. Prof. Jonathan McMaster, both at the University of Nottingham.

Candidates should possess an honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry and Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Chemistry. In addition, candidates should have proven ability in innovative and effective experimental research in the area of organometallic chemistry. Demonstrable hands-on experience of synthetic chemistry, including air-sensitive chemistry are essential. Good communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with senior and junior colleagues and the ability to interact closely with external collaborators are essential.

Further particulars about the research environment are available at

This full time position will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 3 years.

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  The School of Chemistry holds a Silver 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 may be addressed to Prof. Deborah Kays email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Salary: £26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

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

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