|£29,605 to £44,263 pa
|8th December 2023
|14th January 2024
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance. The positions are available immediately.
The Gaunt group are looking for passionate and creative scientists to join our team as postdoctoral researchers in synthetic organic chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will join the dynamic and collaborative research group of Professor Matthew Gaunt, working at the forefront of cutting-edge synthetic methodologies and their applications (for information about the group, please visit https://www.thegauntgroup.com/).
As a postdoctoral researcher in these posts, you will be involved in designing and executing novel and innovative catalytic synthetic strategies for the modification of biomacromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids. The invention of new transformations for the functionalisation of proteins and nucleic acids is essential to the wider understanding of biological systems. As synthetic chemists, we are uniquely placed to leverage our expertise in small molecule catalytic systems to design reactions that control structure and function at a molecular level in biomacromolecular systems. We are looking for experts in synthetic organic chemistry who are interested in taking on new challenges and exploiting their experience in small molecule systems to design new solutions in areas such as bioconjugation and bio-orthogonal labelling on proteins and nucleic acids. The roles are also suitable for protein and nucleic acid chemists who are interested in exploring new synthetic methods. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as high throughput experimentation, and collaborate with experts in the field.
We are looking for passionate and creative scientists to work as part of a collaborative team. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are required to ensure success in liaising with a large and diverse research team:
As well as the research areas related to the posts, as a member of the Gaunt group, you will also be exposed to a wide range of chemistry spanning photoredox catalysis, metal-catalyzed C¿H activation, high throughput experimentation, late-stage functionalization, and medicinal chemistry. We collaborate widely with the pharmaceutical industry, as well as academic groups in chemical biology, chemical engineering, and data science. We have an excellent structure for the continued education of our group members and offer teaching and mentoring opportunities to enhance leadership skills.
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