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Research Associate - Organic/Polymer Chemistry x 2 (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited to join the research group of Dr Hugo Bronstein at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge as part of the Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES). This project is based on the synthesis and characterization of novel conjugated organic materials for use in organic electronics.

The specific aim of the project is to design and synthesize conjugated polymers and small molecules which will allow exploitation of triplet excited states in organic solar cells. The primary aims are materials that can undergo singlet fission, reverse intersystem crossing or triplet-triplet annihilation up-conversion. The successful applicant will form a part of the newly created center to synthesize materials which will be tested in collaboration with the other partners across the center.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in organic or polymer chemistry, a strong background in organic synthesis, be able to work effectively and sociably within a team and have an interest/knowledge in spectroscopy and materials science. Experience in conjugated polymer/small molecule synthesis and the ability to interact within an interdisciplinary research area are vital.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Hugo Bronstein, h.bronstein@ucl.ac.uk.

Please quote reference MA13082 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Closing date

Sep 19th 2017

Reference number

MA13082

Salary

£30,175-£38,183

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