Research Associate - Site Selective C-H Bond Functionalisation Reactions (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project under the supervision of Dr Robert Phipps. This project will be aimed at developing site selective C-H bond functionalisation reactions on sp3 carbons using free radicals. Radicals will be generated through various techniques, including using peroxides or using photocatalysts. The project will explore the potential for new methodology development using this approach and attempt to provide proof-of-principle of the aim. 

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. Experience in modern synthetic techniques in a leading environment is essential, particularly in the development of new methodology. A strong track record in catalysis during the PhD is essential.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Dr Robert Phipps on (email:

Please quote reference MA14891 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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