We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in inorganic chemistry for a research project in the area of asymmetric air-sensitive main-group synthesis and catalysis.
- The post is funded by the Leverhulme Trust on a research grant entitled ‘weakly coordinating chiral anions’.
- This blue-skies project focuses on asymmetric main-group synthesis and will be launching a new research area.
- You will work within a team supervised by Dr. F. Mark Chadwick (chadwickresearch.com).
- You will work on devising a synthetic route to new weakly coordinating chiral anions, and their subsequent characterisation and applications.
- You will use standard airsensitive Schlenk and glovebox techniques in the synthesis and application of these new species.
- You will need to develop enantio-separation protocols to furnish enantiopure products. With enantiopure products in hand, the applications of these new weakly coordination chiral anions will be investigated, including their use in asymmetric catalysis.
- You must hold a PhD (or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience) in Chemistry.
- Experience of synthetic organometallic or main-group chemistry, including the manipulation of air-sensitive compounds (e.g. Schlenk and glovebox techniques) is essential.
- Experience in a range of analytical tools including multinuclear NMR, infrared and UV-Vis spectroscopy and mass spectrometry is also essential.
- Experience in chiral synthesis/catalysis is strongly desirable. Experience in DFT calculations is desirable.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare articles for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals is essential.
- An ideal candidate would also show evidence of leadership within a laboratory, including mentoring more junior members of a research group.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidate should apply online
For technical issues when applying online please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Organization||Imperial College London|
|Type of position||Post-doctoral|
|Subject areas||Inorganic chemistry, organometallic|
|Deadline||August 15, 2020|