Postdoctoral Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.
  • REF: 154276
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Postdoctoral Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1, 3TA

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis to work under the supervision of Professor Véronique Gouverneur for a period of 12 months.

This post is funded by the EU-funded ‘Hydrogen Bonding Phase Transfer Catalysis’ (HBPTC) project. The HBPTC project is developing novel sustainable catalytic routes to high-value products such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals that are cost-effective and whose efficiencies rival those of less sustainable or more expensive processes

Professor Véronique Gouverneur is looking for a motivated scientist with a strong background in synthetic chemistry and catalysis to joining the group.

Find out more about the Gouverneur research group at:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry or a related area (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires expertise in Synthesis, Catalysis and the mechanistic study of organic reactions: specifically, in the spectroscopic characterisation of reaction intermediates and/or in the application of kinetic analysis in studying reaction mechanisms. You will be able to independently develop new methodologies in the context of asymmetric organocatalysis.

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. You will assist in co-ordinating and contributing to daily laboratory logistics.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available immediately.

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, Monday 29 November 2021. 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, black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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