Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Co-ordination Chemistry or Supramolecular Chemistry

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Job reference: SAE-017224

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/08/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Chemistry

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2023
A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious synthetic chemist to undertake research in the group of Professor David Leigh FRS at the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

The Leigh research group is concerned with the design and synthesis of molecular machines and new types of molecular level architectures to control and influence function and properties.  For further information about the research group see webpage

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry, co-ordination chemistry or supramolecular chemistry. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The Department of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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