Research topic: Surface modification and polymerisation methodologies using carbene reagents
Division: Environment and Biotechnology
Reporting to: Professor Mark Moloney
Group website: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/mark-moloney.aspx
Contract type: Fixed-term (3 years), with the possibility of extension
Start date: 1 July 2019
Overview of the role
The OSCAR Research Scientist (RS) in Material Chemistry will be part of a team working on the development of novel surface modification and polymerisation methodologies using carbene reagents. The RS will report to the PI (Professor Moloney) who leads this aspect of the OSCAR programme. The RS will contribute to the effort to develop surface modification strategies using carbene intermediates, and/or to develop novel polymerisation approaches using carbenes (for recent work, see: RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 29645; Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1422–1429; RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 111276-111290; Langmuir, 2016, 32, 7917–7928; Langmuir, 2015, 31, 11086-11096). This work will involve synthetic organic chemistry (to prepare and characterise carbene monomers) and materials and polymerisation chemistry (to develop their application), and will include extensive surface and polymer analysis and characterisation.
One RS position is available in Professor Moloney’s research group in the area of synthetic and materials chemistry. The projects relate to the development of novel surface modification and polymerisation methodologies using carbene reagents and require a skilled organic chemist with an interest in surface, material and polymer applications. Candidates should have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, or should have submitted a PhD thesis in this area prior to taking up the appointment. Relevant publications: RSC Advances 2017, 7, 29645; Macromolecules 2017, 50, 1422; RSC Advances 2016, 6, 111276; Langmuir 2016, 32, 7917; Langmuir 2015, 31, 11086. Further details are available for download here.
This is an exciting opportunity to establish and develop research activities in brand new laboratories fully-equipped and resourced for synthetic biology, organic synthesis, and materials chemistry. The work will be done in collaboration with research groups in Oxford and there will be the opportunity to undertake 1–2-month research visits there.
OSCAR was created as a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Suzhou Industrial Park www.sipac.gov.cn/english/. The building comprises 20,000 m2 of space distributed over nine floors and will house translational collaborative research originating from twelve academic research groups from the University of Oxford’s Departments of Chemistry, Engineering Science, and Materials. Researchers in the Molecular Science Group (PIs: Moloney, Robertson, Wong) have dedicated brand new office and laboratory space, with adjacent analytical and spectroscopic equipment, including 400 MHz NMR, IR, UV, GC, analytical and preparative SFC-MS, GPC, and surface analytical and processing instrumentation. Further details and an image gallery are available at oscar.web.ox.ac.uk.
How to apply
Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV in English as a PDF attachment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date of 12:00 midday on 29th March 2019. The email subject should specify the title of the post for which you are applying and you must include your full name and telephone number.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Salary:||A competitive remuneration package will apply.|
|Placed On:||28th January 2019|
|Closes:||29th March 2019|
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