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Chemistry Research Assistant

School of Science

Location:  Medway Campus
Part Time Hours:  Maximum 20 hours per week
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - TBC
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 January 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  JS933

Please note: this vacancy is only available to current employees of the university

Job Title: Chemistry Research Assistant

Department: School of Science

Location: Medway campus

Salary:   £17.20

Contract Type: Fixed term, initially for a period of 4 months, with possibility of extension.

Closing Date: 19/02/2023 

Interview Date: TBC

Job Reference: 


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The School of Science at the University of Greenwich’s Medway Campus is a well-equipped and thriving research community. An opportunity has arisen for a selected Research Assistant to be based in a research laboratory equipped with flow systems, glovebox, solvent purification system, several automated flash column chromatography systems and its own GC-MS and HPLC-MS spectrometers. To support organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, the School has 4 NMR spectrometers, several UPLC-MS, and high-resolution mass spectrometers e.g. MALDI-TOF.

The successful candidate will work on an exciting project involving synthesising analogues of peptide and ester natural products in order to investigate structure-biological activity relationships including antibiotic potency. Under the guidance of Drs Gale and Honey, the postholder will develop their skills in organic synthesis, monitoring and analysing reaction mixtures and elucidating chemical structures using industry standard analytical techniques. The postholder is expected to keep good records of experiments undertaken, deliver results at informal research group meetings and aid in the preparation of publication(s) resulting from the work carried out.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact (Dr Thomas Gale ( or Dr Mark Honey (

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We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.


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