Research Fellow in Catalysis at University of South Wales (USW)

Chemistry Research here at University of South Wales (USW) have an exciting opportunity for a UK Catalysis Hub position in the research groups of Dr. Gareth Owen (USW) and Dr. Alex Hamilton (Sheffield Hallam University) for a period of 12 months. This work is also supported by our industrial collaborators, Tata Steel.

The focus of this project will be in the design of novel ligand systems capable of activating CO2 via proton transfer within the transition metal coordination sphere. This will lead to the design of new homogeneous catalysts for CO2 reduction. The research will involve the design, synthesis of transition metal complexes for these purposes. The work programme will involve synthetic work coupled with computational investigations. The postholder will be expected to spend time and engage with the group at Sheffield Hallam in the development of this project. The role will therefore require an individual who is highly motivated, organised and able to take the initiative to get the project off to the best possible start. The Research Fellow will be expected to work independently, as part of a team, and to act as mentor for other researchers within the group.

We are seeking an individual who is highly experienced in organometallic chemistry and homogenous catalysis. The candidate must be fully competent with handling air and moisture sensitive compounds, catalytic optimisation and a broad range of spectroscopic and analytical techniques. A PhD in an appropriate field, with a good theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of synthetic chemistry, ligand design and catalysis are essential.

The research will be based at Pontypridd, Glyntaff Campus of the University of South Wales and is available immediately for a period of 12 months, with an expected end date no later than 29th November 2023.

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