KTP Associate - AR1817ML
Vacancy Description
School of Chemistry, Salary: £25,769 - £26,537 per annum Start Date: 1 October 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed Term: 2 years
A synthetic organic chemist (KTP Associate) is sought to participate in a collaborative academic/industry project to identify new anti-infective drug candidates (HIV, resistant microorganisms). The programme is funded by the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Innovate programme, and it will combine proprietary technology of Technocomm Ltd. with the synthesis and bioassay facilities at St Andrews University in a 2 year programme, starting on 1 October 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The position will be located in the synthesis laboratory of Professor David O’Hagan at the University of St Andrews and will involve liaison with bioassay facilities within the Centre of Biomolecular Science. The Associate will also liaise closely with Dr David Moody, CEO of Technocomm Ltd.
Candidates are not required to have a PhD however PhD trained synthesis chemists are not excluded from applying.  Experience in line synthetic organic chemistry is essential and previous experience in medicinal chemistry could be an advantage.
Candidates will be required to gain a knowledge of Technocomm’s MIDAS database strategy for identifying new candidate structures.

Informal enquiries to Dr David Moody, Director of Technocomm, Tel:  077932265665, Email: david.moody@technocomm.co.uk or Professor David O’Hagan, Professor of Organic Chemistry and Head of School, Tel:  01334 467176, Email: do1@st-andrews.ac.uk   

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Science posts at the University. 

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/ 

Please quote ref:  AR1817ML

Closing Date:  22 August 2016 

Further Particulars:  AR1817ML FPs.doc

School of Chemistry
Salary:  £25,769 - £26,537 per annum
Start Date:  1 October 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term:  2 years