Postdoctoral Research Associate - Synthesis of Photo-switchable Dyes for Super-resolution Microscopy

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L Anderson on a project funded for a period of 22 months by the Wellcome Trust.

The project involves multistep organic synthesis, photochemistry and microscopy, and it is a collaboration with Professor Ilan Davis (Department of Biochemistry) and Professor Christian Eggeling (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine).

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities; this involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and writing up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Expertise in the organic synthesis is essential. Expertise in any of the following areas would also be advantageous: (a) investigation of the synthesis, photochemistry and photophysics of organic pi-systems, (b) synthesis and characterisation of water-soluble compounds, (c) analytical and semi-preparative HPLC techniques, and (d) fluorescent dyes and fluorescence microscopy.

The post is available from 1 January 2018 and will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 1 November 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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