Research Associate in Synthesis of Alkylamines

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance with a possibility of further funding.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Professor Matthew Gaunt at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge to work on an EPSRC funded project based on the application of visible-light photoredox catalysis to the synthesis of alkylamines. The role will involve the design, development and application state of the art synthetic methodology towards the synthesis of alkylamines of biological relevance.

The successful candidate will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. They will be highly motivated and able to work as part of a collaborative team. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are required to ensure success in liaising with a large and diverse research team. Previous experience with state-of-the-art synthetic chemistry is essential. The role is available immediately.

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For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Professor Matthew Gaunt via email at

Please quote reference MA22429 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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