Applications are invited for a research associate to work in the groups of Dr Jason Lynam (https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/h-n/jlynam/), Prof Ian Fairlamb (https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/d-g/ifairlamb/) and Prof Neil Hunt (https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/h-n/neil-hunt/#research-content). The work is funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and will focus on the development and implementation of infra-red spectroscopic methods to probe the mechanism of transition metal-mediated reactions. The project will involve working as part of an interdisciplinary team focussed on the applications of new spectroscopic and automated methods to the study of transition metal-catalysed reactions.
The post-holder will be based in York and will focus upon measurement and interpretation of IR spectra of catalytic reactions recorded across a range of timescales with different techniques. The project will involve the implementation of a new spectrometer system, integrating the instrument with existing lasers and the development of appropriate sampling methods.
You will join the large and vibrant research team covering chemical synthesis, mechanistic studies, new methods for automated analysis and time-resolved spectroscopy. You will be responsible for devising methods for supervised and automated data collection and the subsequent analysis of IR spectra of metal-catalysed reactions. You will also assist in identifying and developing potential areas of research and developing proposals for independent or collaborative research projects. The project will involve working as part of an interdisciplinary team and periods of time at the ULTRA facility based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. You will provide guidance to other staff and students as required and assist with undergraduate teaching.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of York is renowned internationally for its research. This research reputation stands alongside the Department’s distinctive and highly praised approach to teaching, and also to its sector-leading family friendly working policies. The department is one of the largest and most successful departments at York. As a department, we strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena Swan Gold Award.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
Interview date: To be confirmed
Informal enquiries are encouraged and very welcome: please contact Dr Jason Lynam, Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org, 01904 322534.
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