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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - Chemistry

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th April 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019
Job Ref: 047704

The PDRA will be supervised by Prof. Mike Ingleson (MJI), based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. This position is funded by MJI’s ERC Consolidator Grant (ECO-ZEN).

This project is part of a larger endeavour studying the fundamental chemistry of organoboron and organozinc electrophiles / nucleophiles and developing synthetic applications that rely on these species used in isolation and/or in tandem. The key objective of this specific project is to generate broad scope method(s) for sp2(or 3)C-Csp3 Suzuki-Miyaura reactions that use low toxicity earth abundant catalysts based on zinc and boron. This objective, spans organic and inorganic chemistry and its realisation requires new approaches which to be truly sustainable cannot rely on PGMs (Platinum Group Metals). The development of new cross coupling methodologies (particularly involving Csp3 centres) is a key current goal in synthetic chemistry.

This project requires a highly motivated candidate, ideally with expertise in main group synthesis, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry and a range of key characterization techniques. The candidate should be capable of working under their own initiative and leading a small research team.

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A full time (35 hours per week) PDRA position is available starting from July 1st 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for 36 months.

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 31st May 2019.

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