Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in organic chemistry, conducting research supervised by Dr Paul McGonigal in the Department of Chemistry. This fixed-term position is funded by the EPSRC through an award entitled ‘Shapeshifting Molecules’. The post holder will synthesise shapeshifting molecules to investigate their dynamic rearrangements and their applications in host–guest chemistry. See recent McGonigal Group publications for relevant background – Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 8631; Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 324; Nature Chemistry 2023, just accepted.
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The position will suit a candidate with a background in synthetic chemistry and expertise in multistep synthesis and/or screening transition metal-catalysed reactions. Experience of DFT modelling or using NMR spectroscopy to characterise dynamic processes would be beneficial but is not essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide expert guidance and training of researchers engaged in other projects in the McGonigal group, and to contribute to the writing and publishing of high-quality manuscripts and disseminating the research at conferences.
For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Paul McGonigal by email (email@example.com)
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