Two Postdoctoral Researchers in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis (Ref: QMUL2779 )
Two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions are available at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) under the supervision of Dr Stephen Goldup working on an EPSRC funded Bright Ideas project on the development of molecular machines for the controlled synthesis of polymers. In addition to carrying out research to develop, synthesise and operate these challenging targets, the successful candidates will also liaise with academic partners who will carry out physical measurements on the materials produced.
For some background information on the group's recent research see Angew. Chem. 2011, 50, 4151 and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13318. Further information can be found on the Goldup Group website at http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/smgoldup/.
The successful candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, with a solid grounding in organic synthesis and/or organometallic chemistry with experience of developing new synthetic methodologies in particular using transition metal catalysis. During the project, the PDRAs will also have opportunities to develop their supervision, writing, communication and organisational skills, excellent preparation for a career in academia or industry. Duties may also include assisting in the training and supervision of the PhD and final year project students.
Contract: Full time, 18 months.
Contact: Dr Stephen Goldup
Closing date: 30/11/2013
See http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHO354/postdoctoral-research-assistant/ for more details.
Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Studentships
We have fee waivers available for CSC studentships in the group starting October 2014. The successful candidates will work on the application of mechanical bonding to problems in small molecule sensing, electronic materials and catalysis.
Potential candidates should contact Dr Goldup directly (email@example.com) with a CV and covering letter to verify eligibility for the position. All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Skype. The deadline for applications is the 31st of January 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
We are always looking for talented postdoctoral co-workers with experience in organometallic, synthetic organic or physical organic chemistry to join the group. Please get in touch if you are an outstanding candidate interested in applying fellowships such as Marie Curie or Newton International fellowships to work with us. We will be happy to support your application.
Self Funded PhD Studentship - "New Chirality for New Catalysts"
This project builds on our recent discoveries in the synthesis of mechanically planar chiral mechanically interlocked molecules. The successful student will apply our novel methods for the synthesis of mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes to the synthesis of novel rotaxane based ligands and demonstrate their potential in a wide range of asymmetric transformations. This PhD project will combine cutting-edge Organic synthesis with asymmetric catalysis and include elements of molecular modelling.
During the project the successful candidate will be trained in a wide range of cutting-edge synthetic organic techniques and analytical methods. In addition, the highly interdisciplinary nature of the project, drawing on aspects of chemical nanotechnology, materials science and catalysis, will allow the student to develop expertise in a number of other areas by taking advantage of the diverse research environment in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London.
We welcome applications from outstanding students of any nationality with, or expecting to receive, at least an upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a chemistry related subject. International students are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English language skills. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they can cover the cost of living expenses and tuition fees for a minimum of 3.5 years. However, the School does offer a limited number of tuition fee only scholarships for excellent applicants and if you wish to apply for these please see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/feesfinance/.
There are also a number of funding opportunities not administered by Queen Mary University that you may be eligible to apply for. Please follow the 'Funding source' link within the following web page to find out more: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/research/index.html
All candidates are strongly advised to initially submit their CV and covering letter by e-mail to Dr Goldup (firstname.lastname@example.org) to verify eligibility for the position. All shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend the interview in person.
Formal applications to the College will require completion of the online application form via the following link: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/research/studentships
Self Funded Studentships and Internships
If you are interested in undertaking a placement in the group or applying for scholarships to study for your PhD please get in touch