Research Associate (fixed-term) (ED11772)

University of Bath
June 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Job title Research Associate (fixed-term)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 03 June 2024

Closing date Monday 17 June 2024

Interview date Monday 01 July 2024

Reference ED11772

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to work on new synthetic methodology for the synthesis of valuable amine-containing building blocks using photo redox catalysis in continuous flow.

You will be working as part of a team under the supervision of Dr Alex Cresswell to develop flow-based methods for the synthesis and functionalisation of simple, readily available amine starting materials.

We will apply these new processes to the synthesis of pharmaceutically- relevant targets and will gain fundamental understanding of the systems through mechanistic analysis.

As a Research Associate, you will help lead the research of a motivated team of chemists.

You will gain experience of the development and application of new catalytic methods.

You will perform both individual and collaborative research projects and work with the team to develop new ideas.

You will write up research results for publication in scientific journals and will have the opportunity to disseminate the work through presentations at internal and external seminars and conferences.

As a member of Research Staff at the University of Bath, you will be encouraged to take up a minimum of 10 days professional development pro rata per year.

About us

The Cresswell group currently comprises 11 PhD students and a PDRA.

We are housed in the main Chemistry building in two modern and well-equipped labs.

Our group has full access to the analytical and technical facilities offered at Bath, including NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, XRD analysis, and the EPSRC-funded Dynamic Reaction Monitoring (DReaM) facility (flow NMR).

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work within our research team.

You must hold a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and should have practical experience in continuous flow chemistry and photo redox catalysis.

You will be responsible for planning and performing your own research activities and will be expected to take an active role in supporting Ph.D. and undergraduate research students within the laboratory.

You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work as part of a team and discuss your work with a range of audiences.

You should have experience of scientific writing and a breadth of background knowledge in organic synthesis and homogeneous catalysis.

What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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