Research Fellow/Project Officer (Organic Chemistry)

The University of Manchester

Closing Date: 12/03/2018
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 1 May 2018 for 48 Months
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate: School of Chemistry
Division: Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week: 1 FTE
Salary: £39,922 to £49,149 per annum
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: S&E-11465

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow/Project Officer to work within the School of Chemistry, to coordinate the research and support the activities of the Organic Chemistry research group of Professor David Leigh FRS.

You should also hold a PhD degree in synthetic organic or supramolecular chemistry and have postdoctoral experience.

Working in a team, you will have a strong background in supramolecular or synthetic organic chemistry, an excellent publication record in high quality peer-reviewed journals, and have excellent analytical and problem solving abilities. You will be responsible for coordinating and carrying out internationally leading research in the field of supramolecular and organic chemistry and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running and operation of the Leigh group.

The Leigh group is one of the world leaders in supramolecular chemistry and the design and construction of synthetic molecular machine systems. Over the past few years they have produced some of the first examples—all be they primitive by biological standards—of synthetic molecular motors and machines For further information about the research group see webpage

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor David Leigh FRS


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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