Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organometallic Main Group Polymerisation Catalysts

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organometallic Main Group Polymerisation Catalysts to work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Weller on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of 33 months. The project will focus upon the development of new organometallic catalyst systems for the dehydopolymerisation of amine–boranes to from novel polymeric materials: polyaminoboranes. There will be a particular emphasis on the materials characterisation of any new polymeric materials formed and the elucidation of the mechanism of dehydropolymerisation.

Find out more about the Weller research and group at:

You should have a PhD in chemistry in organometallic or coordination chemistry or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The candidate should have expertise in air sensitive organometallic chemistry, single–crystal X-ray diffraction, multi nuclear NMR spectroscopy and you may also have significant experience in the synthesis and characterisation of polymeric materials synthesised using transition-metal catalysed routes. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, to supervise other team and lab activities when asked and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 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 Wednesday 15 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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