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Research Assistant in Porphyrin Oligomer Chemistry


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,614- £35,326 per annum
  • REF: 154734
  • Closes: 01st December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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Research Assistant in Porphyrin Oligomer Chemistry

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

Grade 6: £29,614- £35,326 per annum

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Porphyrin Oligomer Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L. Anderson for a period of up to 12 months. This post is part of an ongoing project on nanoscale aromaticity and supramolecular electronic materials. The role will involve synthesising new porphyrin oligomers and investigating their electrochemistry, NMR, EPR and UV-vis-NIR-IR spectroscopy.

Find out more about the Anderson research and group here.

Applicants must hold a first degree in Chemistry, and at least two years of research experience in the synthesis and characterisation of metalloporphyrin oligomers. You will also need to possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The ability to manage own research and administrative activities, excellent communication skills, and experience of following and adapting protocols and selecting appropriate experimental methodologies are also essential

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford and is available from 1st April 2022.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Wednesday 1st December 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 and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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