Research Associate in Organometallic Chemistry (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate in Organometallic Chemistry (fixed-term post)

Department Chemistry

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

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 13 March 2020

Closing date Monday 13 April 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

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Applications are invited for an EPSRC-funded 36 month postdoctoral position to work in the group of Professor Mike Whittlesey in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath on the development of transition metal-main group metal (TM-M') heterobimetallic complexes for stoichiometric and catalytic small molecule activation (see: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11081; Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 1732).

Experimental work in Bath will run in parallel with computational studies with Professor Stuart Macgregor at Heriot-Watt University.

You should have a PhD in synthetic organometallic/transition metal/main-group metal chemistry, and have experience of manipulating air-sensitive complexes. A sound knowledge of reaction mechanisms, NMR techniques and X-ray crystallography is also highly desirable. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mike Whittlesey (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

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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.