|Salary:||£31,406 to £34,304 with potential progression once in post to £43,434. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||24th September 2021|
|Closes:||24th October 2021|
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434. PLEASE NOTE - due to external funding limitations the maximum starting salary that can be offered is £34,304
Grade 7, Full time
Fixed-term for up to 35 months
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Closing Date: 24 October 2021
We are looking to appoint a skilled researcher with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry to develop divergent, modular and flexible routes into sp3-rich azacyclic motifs. The appointed researcher will be based in the School of Chemistry and will work under the guidance of Dr Paul Davies and alongside a team of researchers working across the field of gold catalysis.
The researcher will study and develop new catalytic methodology to realise multi-step one-pot and complexity-building processes. The project, which is for three years, will explore catalyst and reactant controlled divergent pathways that exploit new activation approaches in pi-acid catalysis. In addition to exploring the scope of the process, the researcher will develop effective and stereoselective transformations of the resulting polycycles. These resulting structurally diverse azacyclic frameworks will be used as the basis of focused chemical libraries with desirable physicochemical properties for early stage drug discovery. The researcher will build upon the expertise of the Davies group in the area of nitrenoid chemistry, gold catalysis and the use of heteroatom –substituted alkynes for reaction discovery as well as current projects focused on compound library development.
Job share arrangements may be considered. The position is available from 1November 2021, but the person must be able to start before 1February 2022.
Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Paul Davies (email@example.com).
To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit our careers website; https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 98280 in all enquiries.
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