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Research Associate (Collins Group)

University of Bristol - School of Chemistry

Location: Bristol
Salary: £33,797 to £38,017
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 5th February 2021
Job Ref: ACAD104976

The role

Controlling motion at the molecular level is a fascinating and challenging prospect. The research project entails the development of a new fully-synthetic system that allows the controlled directional transport of molecular cargo at the molecular level. The autonomous molecular-level motion is powered by light energy and emerges from a novel dissipative cyclic reaction network we term Oscillating Photostationary States.

What will you be doing?

The project will be undertaken in the Collins Group ( in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. The project is fully grounded in synthetic chemistry, but also draws on photochemical processes. A range of analytical, mechanistic, and computational methods will be employed to analyse the out-of-equilibrium behaviour of the system and to confirm the molecular-level directional motion.

You should apply if

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic researcher, with excellent organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will hold (or be working towards) a PhD in organic chemistry. While previous experience within in the field of artificial molecular machines is not required, experience in modern synthetic chemistry, including the design and execution of multi-step syntheses, is essential. Experience in photochemistry or photochromic molecular switches is also desirable but not essential.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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