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Position: Research Fellow in Organic Synthesis of Chimeric Luciferins
Institution: University College London
Department: Chemistry
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The postholder will be required to design and execute flexible synthetic pathways for the preparation of new bioluminescent molecules. The project will make extensive use of modern synthetic approaches as well as a variety of modern spectroscopic techniques
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and possess experience in the following areas: organic synthesis, compound purification and characterisation, NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry. They will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective verbal and written communication skills in English
   
Text: Research Fellow in Organic Synthesis of Chimeric Luciferins, - Ref:1860245 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Chemistry Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 to £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist for a Research Fellow post to work in the group of Prof. Jim Anderson (https:// www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/people/prof-jim-c-anderson ) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through a Leverhulme Trust funded project to design and synthesise bright, multicoloured, nr-IR emitting new bioluminescent molecules. This is a challenging project in synthetic organic chemistry and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills. The project will build on work by Anderson and co-workers (see Job Description). The postholder will be required to design and execute flexible synthetic pathways for the preparation of new bioluminescent molecules. The project will make extensive use of modern synthetic approaches as well as a variety of modern spectroscopic techniques. The appointment is for three years in the first instance, starting as soon as possible. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and possess experience in the following areas: organic synthesis, compound purification and characterisation, NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry. They will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please include a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the post and include a list of publications and conference presentations along with your CV. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Jim Anderson (j.c.anderson@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 14 Mar 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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