External Opportunities

Current opportunities:

PhD and ECR opportunities from the catalysis community.

PhD Studentship available at University of Glasgow

Structure/activity relationships in heterogeneously catalysed selective hydrogenation reactions of relevance to agri-chemical production chains A recently completed industrially sponsored Ph.D. project, concentrating on the kinetics and hydrodynamics of nitrile hydrogenation, has enabled a catalyst specification to be defined that supports high amine selectivity and extended catalyst lifetimes.  A follow-on Ph.D. project is…

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PhD position in Hypervalent iodine reagents for late-stage functionalisation with University of Nottingham

Fully-funded 42-month organic chemistry PhD studentship available for UK students in the O’Duill group at the University of Nottingham (https://oduillgroup.com/). Start date: October 2022. Application deadline: April 11th 2022. More information on https://oduillgroup.com/and below:  Heteroatom alkylation is one of the most widely used reactions in medicinal chemistry. However, traditional approaches (Williamson/Mitsunobu reactions;…

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3 new positions at Loughborough University

The school of chemistry at Loughborough University is looking to grow capability in the area of experimental physical chemistry. Applicants with an excellent research track-record in a diverse area of physical chemistry, including catalysis, electro/photochemistry and Bio-physical chemistry are sought. Three positions are available at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and…

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Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Edinburgh

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doc to work on a project at the chemistry-biology interface looking to improve the sustainability of chemical synthesis. The project seeks to design new metalloenzymes using unnatural amino acids or synthetic cofactors and to apply these catalysts in selective chemical synthesis. Initially these metalloenzymes…

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Research Fellow (Anniversary Fellowship) Southampton University

From revolutionising the rail infrastructure and improving the lives of people affected by dementia, to gaining a deeper understanding of culture and creativity, research at the University of Southampton addresses some of the most challenging issues facing society today.   Now, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the award of the…

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PhD Studentship – Iridium-free Catalysts for Water Electrolysis with Manchester Metropolitan University

The clean and sustainable production of hydrogen offers an essential pathway to decarbonisation of numerous industries and technologies.  Electrolysers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity are expected to play a critical role in achieving such ambitions. Today, commercial proton exchange membrane electrolysers utilise precious metal catalysts such as…

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Scientist position with Drochaid Research Services Ltd

Drochaid Research Services Ltd is a leading commercially focussed contract research organisation with an expertise in the fields of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Materials Science. The Company is based in St. Andrews and is key part of St. Andrews Applied Research Ltd (StAAR), the technology, innovation and enterprise arm…

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Extension of the FLUENCE Award

The FLUENCE award has been extended to the 31st December 2022. FLUENCE will meet the agreed travel and subsistence cost for research by UK scientists on the FELIX free electron laser facility in Nijmegen.  In order to qualify for support you must submit an application to use the facility and be…

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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow at University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis to work under the supervision of Dr Miriam O’Duill in the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham for a period of 36 months. This post is funded by the EPSRC project ‘Alkyl(aryl)iodonium Reagents for Late-Stage Alkylation’ which investigates the…

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