Post-Doctoral Researcher/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Science, Engineering, and Food Science, Chemistry

University College Cork
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:€42,781 - €49,177
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Post-Doctoral Researcher/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Science, Engineering, and Food Science, Chemistry

12 Months, fixed-term, whole-time post

Position summary

The “SOS Earth (Sustainable Organic Synthesis) using Earth Abundant Metals in Critical Pharmaceutical Processes” project is a large, collaborative, €1M Science Foundation Ireland-funded initiative, led by Dr Gerard McGlacken at University College Cork, Ireland.

Our group works closely with the large pharmaceutical industry in Ireland in the areas of catalysis and asymmetric synthesis.

Cork is a vibrant city and a great place to work and live!

The SOS Earth project is in collaboration with Prof Jason Lynam and Prof Ian Fairlamb at the University of York, UK.

Postdoctoral researchers could spend a significant amount of time at the University of York under the supervision of Prof Jason Lynam and Prof Ian Fairlamb, and/or at the University of Göttingen under the supervision of Prof Lutz Ackermann.

A placement within the Pharmaceutical Industry is also expected.

Importantly, you will form part of the large SSPC Centre which brings together most of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world (see here for context: McGlacken et al, Industry–Academia Partnership: The Synthesis and Solid-State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) as a Collaborative Approach from Molecule to Medicine, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 499-503).

There is a real opportunity to spearhead a new project here, develop your own ideas and transition your career to academia or industry. Thus, highly ambitious and self-motivated colleagues are required.

For key preliminary publications see:

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 1251-1266

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6, 2316-2328

Dr Gerard McGlacken

Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation

College of Science Engineering and Food Science

University College Cork


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Post Duration: 12 months

Salary: €42,781 - €49,177p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale) €50,540 - €54,966 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

Project Title: SOS Earth: Sustainable Organic Synthesis using Earth-Abundant Metals for Critical Pharmaceutical Processes

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Gerard McGlacken ([email protected])

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 22nd February 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Gerard McGlacken Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 074492 Contact Number : Close Date : 22-Feb-2024 12:00

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