Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry

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Posting date: 13 November 2019
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 December 2019
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Company: University of Oxford
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 144008

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Jose Goicoechea on an EPSRC funded research project for a period of up to 30 months. The project involves the synthesis of heavy analogues of the cyanide anion, the cyaphide and cyarside ions, and their use in the design of novel coordination polymers related to Prussian blue analogues (PBAs).

Find out more about the Goicoechea research and group at:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry (or be near completion of a PhD thesis) prior to taking up the post. The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in the manipulation of air- and moisture-sensitive chemicals, coordination chemistry, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and multi-element NMR spectroscopy. Some understanding of, or a willingness to learn, aspects of DFT calculations is also highly desirable.

You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA, and is available from 6 January 2020.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday, 13 December 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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