Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 03 January 2020

Closing date Sunday 02 February 2020

Interview date Wednesday 12 February 2020

Reference CC7367

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You will join a collaborative (organic/inorganic/computational) research programme aimed at developing new methods for the nucleophilic borylation of organic compounds using alkaline earth boryls.

This work builds upon the recent discovery from Hill et al. (Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 15022) that potent and isolable boron nucleophiles are easily generated by heterolytic activation of the B-B bonds of commercially available diboranes e.g. B2pin2 within the coordination sphere of readily accessible organomagnesium complexes.

The focus will be on devising, understanding and applying highly reactive boryl nucleophiles to the stoichiometric synthesis of organoboron species.

Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and air-sensitive techniques are a key requirement.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact a.j.cresswell@bath.ac.uk, however, please submit your application via the University website.

This is a fixed-term role currently until October 2021.

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