Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Kylie Vincent on a project funded by EPSRC through the Innovate UK Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Round 3. This is a multidisciplinary research effort to develop H2-driven strategies for enzyme-catalysed synthesis for fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and will be overseen by Project Manager, Dr Holly Reeve. This post is for a period of up to 3 years and involves development of heterogeneous biocatalysis for selective hydrogenation chemistry.
The project requires collaboration with industrial and academic research groups across the UK and Europe. Information on the HydRegen project is available at:
You will be responsible for adapting and developing scientific techniques for our H2-driven biocatalysis system as well as analysing scientific data from a variety of sources.
Find out more about the Vincent research and group at:
You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You must have a strong foundation in a broad range of areas of chemistry, and experience in catalysis, organic synthesis, analytical methods and multi-phase reactions.
This post forms part of a multi-disciplinary team therefore you will be responsible for small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to work within the team and with external collaborators.
The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road OX1 3QR and is available immediately.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. In your supporting statement, you should include a paragraph detailing examples of how you have implemented new strategies in the laboratory and worked within collaborative settings.
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132580
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday, 19 January 2018. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.