Postdoctoral Research Associate - Organo Catalysis and Late Stage Fluorination

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organo Catalysis and Late Stage Fluorination to work under the supervision of Professor Veronique Gouverneur on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of 24 months.

The project involves research applying physical organic chemistry methods to elucidate novel catalytic pathways.

Find out more about the Gouverneur research and group at:

You should have a PhD in organic chemistry, computational organic chemistry or a related subject area. You will have expertise in organic synthesis, organocatalysis and metal catalysis as well as NMR and MS techniques, and have a broad familiarity in computational organic chemistry.

You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, this will involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QR and is available immediately.

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

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 9 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 has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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