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Senior Research Associate in Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry

Chemistry
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Monday 24 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2945

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate in Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry to work in the group of Dr Nick Evans in the Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University. You will work on a research project incorporating peptides into mechanically interlocked molecules, inspired by naturally occurring lasso peptides. The project will involve investigating a wide range of structural features and studying the impact on the properties of the incorporated peptides. You will be required to carry out both multi-step synthesis and characterization of the interlocked molecules.

This full time position (funded by the Leverhulme Trust for three years) is available in the Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University from 1st April 2020.

You will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in synthetic supramolecular chemistry or synthetic organic chemistry (or related discipline). Expertise in multi-step organic synthesis and/or peptide chemistry is highly desirable. In addition to excellent synthetic chemistry skills, you will have effective written and verbal communication skills in English.

Lancaster University is consistently highly ranked (~top 10) in the UK university league tables. It is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England close to the stunning Lake District National Park. 

The Chemistry Department is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address equality issues in higher education and research.

Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Nick Evans n.h.evans@lancaster.ac.uk

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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