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Green Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Associate (ReSolve)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 per year
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Role Description

Green Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Associate (ReSolve)

Introduction / The Role

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, within the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, has a vacancy for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work on Bio-based Industries (BBI) consortium grant “ReSolve” aimed at the major industrial and research challenge of seeking sustainable and safe bio-based solvents. This is a collaborative project with Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and which also involves collaboration with a number of industrial partners.

Key requirements

You should have relevant academic or industrial experience in the development and modelling of solvents or other bio-based chemicals, together with strong analytical and interpersonal skills. You will be a good team player with the ability to work to tight deadlines and who can demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills both within the Green Chemistry group and with external partners.

About York/Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF).  As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.

The post is offered on a full-time basis  in the range £30,738 - £34,576 on Grade 6 (although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered). The post is available for up to 30 months.

To apply

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Thomas Farmer, Tel: +44 (0) 1904 324479 or e-mail:

Closing Date: 16 April 2017

Interview Date: 18 May 2017

The Department of Chemistry holds an Athena SWAN Gold Award and is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.

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