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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Late-stage Fluorination

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 Grade 7, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th June 2019
Closes: 17th July 2019
Job Ref: 141264

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Veronique Gouverneur for a period of up to 12 months.  The project involves the development of chemical transformation from metal alkali fluoride for applications both in medicinal chemistry and 18F-radiochemistry.

Find out more about the Gouverneur Groups research at:

You will have expertise in organic synthesis and radiochemistry and will be responsible for the daily management of the Radiochemistry facility SOMIL. You will also coordinate 18F related projects for the Gouverneur group.

Applicants must hold a PhD in organic chemistry or radiochemistry or similar, (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment.  The research requires experience in organic synthesis, catalysis and radiochemistry. 

Main duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific date from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 August 2019.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 17 July 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. 

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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