|Location:||Cork - Ireland|
|Salary:||€39,130 to €46,442 or £32,720.82 to £38,835.17 (converted salary*) p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)|
|Placed On:||14th January 2022|
|Closes:||14th February 2022|
12 month, fixed-term, whole-time Post
A position as a Post-Doctoral Researcher working on an SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme-funded project with Dr Peter Byrne in University College Cork is now available. The project is in the area of Organic Chemistry, and will involve exploitation of novel phosphorus-based reagents to enable utilisation of atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock in the synthesis of various high value products, such as pharmaceutical compounds and their precursors. The focus of this work will be on exploration of the scope of this methodology, and on development of a variant that requires usage of only catalytic amounts of the phosphorus reagent.
Candidates should have a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related sub-discipline of chemistry. Expertise in organic synthetic techniques and inert atmosphere techniques (glove box, Schlenk line) is essential. Experience with characterisation of organic compounds using an array of NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric techniques is also essential. Experience in observation of reactive intermediates and kinetics is highly desirable.
Project Title: Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Using Novel Phosphorus Reagents
Post Duration: 12 months (with a possibility to extend for another 12 months)
Salary: €39,130 - €46,442 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
For an information package including further details of the post see ore.ucc.ie. Job ID: 052331.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Peter Byrne, School of Chemistry; Email: email@example.com.
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (ore.ucc.ie). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the job-title and project name.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Monday 14th February 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
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