Research Associate in Coordination Cages for Chemical Purification

University of Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Professor Jonathan Nitschke from 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will investigate the use of techniques developed in the Nitschke group to create and characterise functional metal-templated capsules that undergo phase-transfer using light or heat as stimuli, enabling new modes of chemical purification.

The successful candidate will have strong scientific talent and productivity, as measured by the quality and quantity of published work, together with excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills. Other areas of expertise relevant to this position include inorganic and organic synthesis, molecular modelling, and skill with modern spectroscopic techniques.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the factors that lead to preferential solubility of a compound in one phase or another; experience with fluidics is also beneficial. Talented candidates with a background in chemical engineering are also welcome, in addition to chemists. A PhD (or be about to obtain) in a relevent subject is required.

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