Research Associate in Computational Quantum Chemistry

The University of Manchester - Organic Chemistry Group

Closing Date : 02/05/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 June 2018 for 24 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : Organic Chemistry Group
Hours Per week : Full-time
Salary : £31,604 - £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-011742

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position with Dr Joseph J. W. McDouall (in collaboration with Prof David J. Procter) is available for up to 24 months and will involve the modelling of enantioselective radical cyclizations.

An outstanding and ambitious computational quantum chemist is required, preferably with experience in the use of density functional and wavefunction techniques for studying chemical reactivity. You should be capable of working under your own initiative as part of a research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required. You should have, or be working towards, a PhD in computational quantum chemistry.

The School of Chemistry 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 to 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: Dr Joseph J. W. McDouall


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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