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Post-doctoral Organic Chemist/Chemical Ecologist

Department: Agriculture Health and Environment

Location: Medway campus
Salary: £32,004 to £37,075
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 2 years
Closing Date: Monday 05 June 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1470-E

The Award winning Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support sustainable development, food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

An opportunity has arisen for an organic chemist to join the Chemical Ecology research group. The successful applicant will carry out organic chemical synthesis and analysis as part of the team working on application of chemical ecology for control of pests and diseases of crops, livestock and humans.

The post-holder’s responsibilities will be to carry out identification and synthesis of natural products from animals, especially insects and plants and as part of existing projects. They will be expected to contribute to applications for future funding to continue and evolve research, and to the preparation of research outputs including published papers. There will be opportunities for the post-holder to undertake teaching at MSc and undergraduate level. Candidates must have a good theoretical and practical background in organic chemistry with an interest in natural products, as demonstrated through a relevant PhD and subsequent research where relevant. Specific training in synthesis of insect-produced chemicals will be provided as required.

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