Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the group of Professor Andrew Weller for a period of up to 22 months focussing on organometallic chemistry and catalysis, and in particular the dehydropolymerisation of amine boranes to produce new main–group polymers. The post is full time (with flexibility if required) and is available from 1st January 2020.
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The project will focus upon the development of new organometallic catalyst systems (especially later 3d metals) for the dehydropolymerisation of amine–boranes to from novel polymeric materials: polyaminoboranes. There will be an emphasis on the materials characterisation of any new polymeric materials formed and the elucidation of the mechanism of dehydropolymerisation. The project will blend challenging synthetic work, detailed mechanistic studies and materials characterisation. Applications are welcomed from candidates who are looking to both address fundamental questions and also problem–solve in a more applied setting to deliver new catalytic systems of real utility.
Find out more about the Weller research group at https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/t-z/andrew-weller/
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Interview date: 20 November 2019
For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Andrew Weller on email@example.com
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