Research Associate (fixed-term)

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding inorganic/organometallic chemist to undertake research in the field of copper(I) catalysis.

About the role:

We are seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidates to perform research in the general area of synthetic and mechanistic main group and group 11 chemistry.

This is following the award of an EPSRC New Investigator Award to the University of Bath entitled “Carbon Dioxide Activation and Valorisation at Copper-Phosphorus Bonds”.

You will work in the Liptrot group, whose interest span main group chemistry, copper(I) catalysis and synthesis for materials science. 

The project will focus on the generation and exploitation of copper(I) phosphides in catalytic reactions.

About you:

The successful candidate will be expected to synthesise a range of copper(I)-main group complexes, perform mechanistic analyses, draft papers and supervise Postgraduate and Masters project students. 

All new compounds will be analysed by a combination of multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis and mass spectrometry. 

Previous experience in the synthesis and characterisation of highly air- and moisture-sensitive organometallics is essential, and a record of accomplishment of peer-reviewed publications is desirable.

About us:

The Department of Chemistry is internationally renowned, with 99% of our research rated at either world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent REF exercise.

We offer a well-equipped and supportive department that provides an excellent environment for teaching, learning, and research.

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