Research Associate in Flow Biocatalysis

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Chemistry

We are seeking an enthusiastic highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on at the interface between Chemistry, Biochemistry and Engineering.

The overall focus of the programme is Flow Biocatalysis. This project is part of the Biocatalysis & Biotransformation: 5th Theme for the National Catalysis Hub, and will involve collaboration with the Universities of Manchester, Bristol, UCL, and Oxford.

Applicants must hold a Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Organic or Biological Chemistry or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at and Informal enquires should be made to Professor Rudolf Allemann, e-mail; Tel. +44 (0)2920 688443; or Professor Thomas Wirth, e-mail; Tel. +44 (0)2920 876968.

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (; 02920 874805).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available immediately until 30 November 2018.

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 6504BR.

Date advert posted: Thursday, 14 September 2017

Closing date: Sunday, 15 October 2017

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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