Research Associate in Catalysis (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate in Catalysis (fixed-term post)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 26 March 2019

Closing date Sunday 28 April 2019

Interview date Monday 10 June 2019

Reference CC6623


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Associate to join the University of Bath. You will be an instrumental team member working as part of an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr. Ruth Webster. 

You will be investigating iron catalysts for the manipulation of phosphines. Phosphines are indispensable structures for key chemical manufacturing industries; this project aims to develop atom efficient catalytic P-C bond forming reactions using the simplest sources of phosphorus. Mechanistic investigations are key to success, allowing us to unravel the finer details of the catalytic cycles involved and thus inform future reaction development. 

A proven track record in air-sensitive organometallic/coordination/phosphorus chemistry is highly desirable. Good organisational, presentation and interpersonal skills are essential as is the desire to collaborate with the group’s academic partners.

For information on the research group or an informal discussion about the position please contact Ruth Webster (, however, please ensure that all applications, including a CV and covering letter, are submitted via the University website.

This is a fixed-term position available until May 2022, and the successful candidate must be in post by 3 December 2019.

The University of Bath is committed to equality of opportunity. We invite applications from candidates irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including women.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.