Research Fellow Specialising in Automated High Throughput Synthesis: Chagas Disease Project Ref 2727

School/department: School of Life Sciences  
Hours: Full timehours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term: Initially 4 months followed by one year milestone driven extension (subject to funding)
Reference: 2727
Salary: £35,845 per annum
Placed on: 21 November 2019
Closing date: 05 December 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We are looking for an experienced synthetic organic chemist to join the automated high throughput chemistry group. The role will involve the design and preparation of libraries of new chemical compounds with antitrypanosomal activity for the treatment of Chagas Disease. These activities include design, synthesis and characterization of new molecules, the analysis of biological data and regular interactions with our collaborators in Basel and Geneva.

The role requires strong communication skills across scientific and institutional boundaries and an attitude of open and active collaboration. The role holder will work closely with scientists in other University groups as well as forming links with external academic and industrial partners. An enthusiastic commitment to team work is also required.

The post is for 4 months followed by a further one year based on the successful completion of a project milestone and is based at the University of Sussex in Brighton.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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