Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry

University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Iain McCulloch for a period of up to 12 months.  The research involves working on the design and synthesis of novel organic semiconducting small molecules and polymers for applications such as organic bio-electronics and solar fuels.

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Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment.  The research requires expertise in state-of-the-art metal mediated aromatic carbon – carbon coupling reactions in the synthesis of conjugated semiconductions polymers and small molecules. Have experience in organic bioelectronics or solar fuels.

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, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

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 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, Friday, 17 November 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. 

The University of Oxford and The Department of Chemistry are Silver Athena SWAN holders.  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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