Research Associate - reactions of metal carbenoids with boron reagents and their applications in syn

United Kingdom
£33,797 - £38,017
Dec 18, 2020
Jan 17, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in collaboration with Prof. V. K. Aggarwal FRS into the reactions of metal carbenoids with boron reagents and their applications in synthesis. The reactions of different classes of metal cerbenoids will be investigated. Subsequent reactions of the boronic ester intermediates will be explored. Since our group is quite fluid, the position available is speculative, as new positions can arise if someone leaves prematurely or if a grant application is successful.

What will you be doing?

The primary research responsibilities will be in the development of metal carbenoid reactions with boronis esters and other organometallic reagents to give new chiral entities for further transformations. This will require a deep understanding of the processes involved for a successful outcome.

The successful candidate will have excellent opportunities to develop supervisory, written, teaching and organisational skills and therefore this post provides ideal training for a career in industry or academia. Duties may also include helping with the training and supervision of PhD and final year project students.

This is a research post, but the appointee will have the opportunity to carry out other teaching as agreed with the Head of School (Professor Emma Raven) and the Head of the Organic and Biological Chemistry Section (Professor C L Willis).

You should apply if

You have recent experience in synthetic organic chemistry, the ability to carry out, interpret and properly record the results of modern spectroscopic techniques, including NMR and are familiar with online database searching e.g. Reaxys and Chemical Abstracts for use in the selection and planning of experimental work.

Experience of analytical GC, HPLC and NMR techniques are advantageous.

Please Note: This is a rolling advert with a nominal close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Applications are to include a CV and cover letter and should be sent directly to Professor Aggarwal ( ) via email .

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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