Research Associate in Homogeneous Catalysis (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate in Homogeneous Catalysis (Fixed Term)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £32,004, rising to £38,183

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 22 May 2017

Closing date Wednesday 21 June 2017

Interview date Tuesday 04 July 2017

Reference SF4932


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Postdoctoral 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.

You will have a PhD in chemistry, or will have submitted your PhD thesis at the time of interview. A proven track record in air-sensitive coordination, organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis or 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.

This is a fixed term position initially for 12 months but with the opportunity to extend for a further 24 months, subject to satisfactory performance. Interviews are expected to take place on the week beginning 26th June with a job start date of 4th September. For information on the research group or an informal discussion about the position please contact Ruth (

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.