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Research Fellow in Organic Synthesis of Chimeric Luciferins

  • Application Deadline
    Deadline:
    27 March 2020
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £35,965 to £43,470 Inclusive of London Allowance.
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  • Contact Name
    Contact:
    Prof Jim Anderson


The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,965 to £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist for a Research Fellow post to work in the group of Prof. Jim Anderson (https:// www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/people/prof-jim-c-anderson ) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through a Leverhulme Trust funded project to design and synthesise bright, multicoloured, nr-IR emitting new bioluminescent molecules. This is a challenging project in synthetic organic chemistry and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills. The project will build on work by Anderson and co-workers (see Job Description).

The postholder will be required to design and execute flexible synthetic pathways for the preparation of new bioluminescent molecules. The project will make extensive use of modern synthetic approaches as well as a variety of modern spectroscopic techniques.

The appointment is for three years in the first instance, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and possess experience in the following areas: organic synthesis, compound purification and characterisation, NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry. They will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective verbal and written communication skills in English.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1860245.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Jim Anderson ([email protected]). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – [email protected]

Closing Date: 27 March 2020

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.


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