ERC Starting Grant funded Postdoctoral fellowship: Our research group, located at UMR 6014 COBRA-CNRS Rouen (France), is currently looking for an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work on the “FarCatCH” ERC Starting grant project.

Project description:
This project is part of our research program dedicated to the development of new methodologies by means of transition metal catalysis for the remote functionalization of molecules. A strong emphasis will be paid on the direct functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds and to build up fluorinated scaffolds. The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of the experimental work, analysis (NMR, HPLC…) and the writing of scientific reports and will take benefit from an international research environment.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He or she will have a strong background in organic synthesis. Experience in the development of new methodologies and in homogenous catalysis would be an asset (but not mandatory). We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated candidate. Moreover, the candidate should have good communication skills and a good team spirit.

Starting date: Beginning 2020
Duration: 12 months

Gross salary: ca. 2900€ – 3500€ per month (depending on the scientific experiences)

Location: “Synthesis of Fluorinated Biomolecules” group, UMR 6014 COBRA, IRCOF, 1 rue tesnière, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan, France.
Website: and for more details on our research interests in our group.

For application:
Applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Tatiana Besset (CNRS Research Associate,
Contact: and should include:
 A detailed CV including at least two referees, able to be contacted (Note that the
recommendation letters must be directly sent from the referees to the contact persons).
 A cover letter
 A short research summary

Postdoctoral position open at AstraZeneca

Location: Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Job reference: R-051889
Posted date: May 31, 2019
Advert closing date: August 9, 2019



Paper Invitation to Special Issue “Development of New Methods of Synthesis of Heterocycles” [Molecules IF 3.098]
Molecules is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Currently, the median time from submission to first decision in Molecules is 13 days. The median time from submission to final publication is 30 days, which is attributed to the rapid production processing of the papers upon acceptance of the manuscript.

Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. Article Processing Charges of CHF 1800 (APC) apply to accepted papers. From the editorial office we managed to have a 10% discount over the CHF 1800 for articles accepted for publication. You may also be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional .
Possibly we will have a article free of charges, for one author that belong to COST-CHAOS.
Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see:

For more information about the Special Issue, please see:

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please
see the instructions for authors:

Although the deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue
is 31 October 2019, I would appreciate hearing from you in the next few
weeks whether you would be willing to submit a contribution.

With best wishes,
Paula Branco
Filipa Siopa

Filipa Siopa, PhD
Bioorganic Chemistry Group
Faculdade de Farmácia – Universidade de Lisboa
iMed.ULisboa (Instituto de Investigação do Medicamento)
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto
1649-003 Lisboa

In the framework of a research collaboration of UAntwerpen with Covestro (Antwerp, Belgium), the research team ORGANIC SYNTHESIS of the Department of Chemistry announces the availability of a full time postdoctoral position:

Job description: As an employee of the research team Organic Synthesis of the Department of Chemistry you will be working on the fundamental development of new synthetic methods which can be applied to make polycarbonates. You will work in the team ORGANIC SYNTHESIS in close collaboration with Covestro experts in polycarbonate synthesis.

Your Profile: The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in organic chemistry with experience with method development, analytical separation techniques and structural characterization of organic molecules. The ability to work in a team as well as good communication/writing skills and a good mastery of the English language is essential.

Additional info: The salary is based on the scale of “Doctor-assistent” as defined by the Flemish government. Relevant postdoctoral experience will be taken into account. The selected candidate is expected to start ASAP.

Does this opening appeal to you? Please send a detailed CV (including the name of 3 referees) and a motivation letter right away and no later than June 15th to . Please mention “Application postdoc position ORSY 220519” in the subject line.

More info?
Prof. Dr. Bert U.W. Maes
Research Professor | Organic Synthesis
Universiteit Antwerpen | Department of Chemistry
Groenenborgerlaan 171| 2020 Antwerpen | Belgium
Tel: +32 3 265 32 05 |–maes-group/

The University of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium) is an academic institution for internationally recognized, innovative and pioneering research. Special attention is given to the training of students, and to the innovation of teaching programs. The University of Antwerp is an autonomous and pluralistic institution, supporting a democratic and multicultural society, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Covestro is a leading global polymer producer, active in polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistry. The key targets of Covestro are to improve “People, planet and profit”, which requires an innovative mindset. Sustainable solutions to the challenges of products, processes and innovation are the main focus for the R&D community at Covestro. With our values “Courageous, curious and colourful” we stimulate people from all backgrounds to challenge the status quo and go for the best possible solution to any given problem.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Associate to join the University of Bath. You will be an instrumental team member working as part of an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr. Ruth Webster.

You will be investigating iron catalysts for the manipulation of phosphines. Phosphines are indispensable structures for key chemical manufacturing industries; this project aims to develop atom efficient catalytic P-C bond forming reactions using the simplest sources of phosphorus. Mechanistic investigations are key to success, allowing us to unravel the finer details of the catalytic cycles involved and thus inform future reaction development.

A proven track record in air-sensitive organometallic/coordination/phosphorus chemistry is highly desirable. Good organisational, presentation and interpersonal skills are essential as is the desire to collaborate with the group’s academic partners.

For information on the research group or an informal discussion about the position please contact Ruth Webster (, however, please ensure that all applications, including a CV and covering letter, are submitted via the University website.

This is a fixed-term position available until May 2022, and the successful candidate must be in post by 3 December 2019.

The University of Bath is committed to equality of opportunity. We invite applications from candidates irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including women.

Apply Online,


Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano is looking for outstanding candidates for a Spanish post-doctoral fellowship called Juan de la Cierva-incorporation to work in her group at Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) (

This grant is a 3-year contract for researchers having defended PhD thesis between January 2014 and December 2016.

Visit and apply for Postdoctoral position in Spain.

We are happy to inform you that additional funds are available for STSM and ITC Conference Grant applications for events that will take place until 30 April 2019. In this context we kindly ask you to,

  1. Apply to carry out (until 30 April 2019) a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) within the Action, while paying particular attention to the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy. This applies in particular to PhD and Post-doc candidates.
  2. Consider sending an application yourself to undertake STSM (until 30 April 2019) to
  • Another participating COST Member, or
  • An approved institution in Near Neighbour Country (NNC) or International Partner Country (IPC)

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Dear CHAOS Members,

So far the number of registrations for Cyprus meeting is low as most of the members have not yet signed up for the meeting. Actually, we should have at least 80 participants and so far ​there are ​<30 registrations. Actually, if we do not receive more STSM applications or ITC grant applications we could support even 100 participants! Here we send you a reminder about the soft deadline. In order to reach a reasonable number of participants we request you to do the following:

MC Members: If we don’t reach the required quorum (2/3 of participating countries) of MC members for voting, then we cannot make any decision. If as a MC Member your schedule does not permit joining the meeting, please ask your MC substitute to register for the meeting. Please keep in mind the students cannot substitute an MC member only officially MC member substitutes can. Read more

The Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences will, for the first time, have chemistry-oriented PhD students in their highly competitive program by virtue of me having joined recently as an Adjunct PI (1 PhD position available).

This is a unique scientific environment marrying the best in Molecular Medicine with our group’s interests in synthesis (and the successful applicant will work in our group’s laboratories – while being conveniently located less than 4 minutes away from CeMM itself).

To apply please visit this link,

Development of an efficient catalytic process for cycloalkanes oxidation

A post-doctoral position is vacant at ENS Chimie de Rennes in a collaborative program between the
« Organometallics : Materials and Catalysis » Team (UMR 6226) and the Solvay group located in
Lyon (Solvay Performance Polyamides)

The transformation of saturated hydrocarbons in oxidation products of interest through Csp3-
H functionalization processes constitutes an industrial challenge again. The research work developed
in collaboration with Solvay group relies on the design of efficient catalysts for the selective oxidation
of cheap hydrocarbons into alcohols and/or ketones by industrially interesting reagents and ideally
under mild conditions (low pressure and/or temperature).

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