|Salary:||£33,348 to £43,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||10th April 2023|
Full time, fixed term contract until 30/06/2026.
An exciting opportunity exists to join Professor Mike Ward’s group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a project entitled ‘Coordination cages as a basis for self-assembled multi-chromophore arrays’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
You will have a PhD or equivalent in Chemistry with a strong background in synthetic supramolecular chemistry and the associated analytical methods.
The project will involve synthesis of coordination cage hosts (a combination of organic and inorganic synthesis) which incorporate fluorescent or phosphorescent components and characterisation where possible by NMR, mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. The project will use the methodology of physical organic chemistry to determine binding constants of guests; and photophysical measurements such as steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence, and time-resolved UV/Vis and IR transient absorption spectroscopies, to determine photoinduced energy or electron-transfer processes between components. The ultimate aim is to demonstrate photo-catalysed transformations of bound guests.
In addition to the experimental work, the post-holder will be expected to assist with managing the day-to-day running of the research group, including supervision and training of new researchers and undergraduate project students; and to contribute, if required, to small-group teaching in the department by delivery of undergraduate tutorials or workshops on aspects of inorganic chemistry.
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Interview date: TBC.
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