About the Project
This project is concerned with the total synthesis of complex natural products. A biomimetic approach will be followed and new multi-bond forming domino reaction sequences will be developed. This project will provide great training in practical synthetic organic chemistry with the candidate exposed to a great variety of synthetic techniques and analytical methods. The project is ideally suited to a synthetic chemist with an interest in target-orientated synthesis. Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2:1 degree in Chemistry. Previous experience of synthetic organic chemistry beyond core undergraduate teaching would be beneficial but not essential. For representative examples of total syntheses that have been completed within the Lawrence group in the past five years, see the following publications:
Nat. Chem. 2020, 12, 615–619.
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 1698–1702.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6813–6817.
Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 2199–2201.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8421–8425.
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 3886–3890.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1795–1798.
In the first instance, informal enquiries (accompanied by a CV) should be directed to:
Prof. Andrew Lawrence, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, UK. Email: email@example.com
To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your previous research experience and reasons for applying, together with an up-to-date CV with details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org before 09.00 UK time on Monday 18th January 2021
Equality and Diversity
The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and is a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment. See our University Initiatives website for further information. University Initiatives website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/help-advice/family-friendly
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