Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Dermot OHare on a research project funded by SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Thailand) for a period of up to 17 months. The project involves exploring the use of permethylpentalene metal complexes to catalyse the copolymerisation reaction of CO2 with epoxides to synthesise new type of high value biodegradable polymers (polycarbonates).
Main duties include manage own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.
Find out more about the OHare research and group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/dermot-ohare.aspx
Applicants must hold a PhD in organometallic or polymer chemistry or a relevant subject area, (or be close to completion). Have experience in organometallic and/ or polymer synthesis and characterisation (e.g. NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and GPC).
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 May 2019.
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 3 May 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.