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.

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