Postdoctoral Research in Organic Chemistry, University of York, United Kingdom

Expires on: 05/15/2024

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in organic chemistry, conducting research supervised by Dr Paul McGonigal in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. This fixed-term position is funded by the Royal Society through an award entitled ‘State-Independent Electrolytes in Spin Wave Interference-Based Reservoir Computing’.

The post holder will synthesise functionalised aromatic ions to investigate their phase behaviour and ionic conductivity. The materials will be studied in collaboration with Prof Takashi Tsuchiya at the National Institute of Materials Science, Japan. The successful candidate will also provide expert guidance and training of researchers engaged in other projects in the McGonigal group and contribute to the writing and publishing of high-quality manuscripts.


  • First degree in Chemistry or related subject
  • PhD in organic chemistry (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment)
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to write up research work for publication
  •  Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Ideally with experience of host–guest chemistry

How to Apply:

 Interested candidates should apply through the University of York’s online application system, providing a CV, cover letter, and contact details for two referees. Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Paul McGonigal via email (

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