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Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry with Tutorial Fellowship at Hertford College 

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Hertford College.

We wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests involve applying advanced modelling and computational methods to understanding organic reactions (mechanism and stereocontrol) and/or use of computational methods in planning synthesis.

Grade 30S: Salary: Combined University and college salary from £46,336 to £62,219 p.a. (plus benefits).
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 March 2018 can be considered. Further details

RSC logoRSC 2017 Prize & Award Winners 

A mini-symposium

Week 7 - Mon. 26th February, starting at 2pm in the PTCL lecture theatre

Prof Scott Prosser, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Jeremy Knowles Award
“How do protein dynamics contribute to catalysis and function?”

Prof Warren Warren, Duke University
Liversidge Award
“New Directions in Chemistry and Physics Improve Modern Molecular Imaging”

Prof Doug Tobias, University of California, Irvine
Soft Matter & Biophysical Chemistry Award
“Simulation studies of protein interactions and organization in crowded solutions”

Prof Stephan Rauschenbach, University of Oxford
“High Resolution Imaging of Individual Macromolecules and their Assemblies via Preparative Mass Spectrometry”

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2017 Biopharma Innovation Cup2017 Biopharma Innovation Cup

Two Oxford Alumni, Anna Rydzik (Schofield's group) and Wilian Cortopassi (Paton's group), got second prize (€ 5,000) in the 2017 Biopharma Innovation Cup organised by Merck KGaA, in Darmstadt, Germany. They were selected over more than 1400 applications
Poster Prize: Tim StößerPoster Prize: Tim Stößer

Tim Stößer, a DPhil student in Charlotte Williams’ group, has been awarded a prize for this poster “Selective Synthesis of Block Copolyesters from Mixed Monomer Feedstocks” at the Macro Group YRM 2017 meeting held in Edinburgh on 19/20th June.
Oxford Drug Design secures £1.5M financing Oxford Drug Design secures £1.5M financing

Oxford Drug Design Ltd (previously known as InhibOx), the leading computer aided drug design and 3D chemical database company, is pleased to announce that it has completed a £1.5 million fundraise to enable it to progress a novel antibacterial programme
2017 Prix Paul Ehrlich of the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique 2017 Prix Paul Ehrlich of the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique

Professor Ben Davis has been awarded the 2017 Prix Paul Ehrlich of the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (SCT). The prize, for outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry, is awarded annually at the International Meeting of Therapeutic Chemistry
Prof. Melanie Sanford presents 2017 Andy Derome lecturesProf. Melanie Sanford presents 2017 Andy Derome lectures

The Department was delighted to host Prof. Melanie Sanford, the Moses Gomberg Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, to present the 2017 Andy Derome lectures. Prof. Sanford presented two fantastic seminars on her recent work
OxStem Ltd featured in NatureOxStem Ltd featured in Nature

OxStem Ltd, a University of Oxford spin-out company co-founded by Professor Steve Davies and Prof. Angela Russell, is featured in the May 2017 issue of Nature in an article entitled “Masters of Medicine”. OxStem was selected as one of six innovative
Prof. John F. Hartwig presents 2017 Robert Robinson lecturesProf. John F. Hartwig presents 2017 Robert Robinson lectures

It was an honour to host Prof. John F. Hartwig, who holds the Henry Rapoport Chair in Organic Chemistry at University of California Berkeley, in the Department this week. Prof. Hartwig presented the 2017 Robert Robinson lectures to packed audiences in
Oxford Chemistry Tops the League TablesOxford Chemistry Tops the League Tables

The Department’s MChem course has come top of the Chemistry list in the Guardian University Guide. The guide allocates scores out of 100 for a number of factors, including staff-student ratios, teaching quality and student satisfaction. Oxford
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SBMProspective Synthetic Chemistry DPhil Students: Oxford Chemistry has 20 funded DPhil positions available via the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine (SBM CDT). Please visit the website for more details and how to apply. Why Choose SBM?

TMCSProspective doctoral students in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: funded positions are available via the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (TMCS). Please see the TMCS website for further details, including how to apply.

Early and mid-Career Research Fellowships

The Department seeks to support fellowship applications from outstanding individuals who are at a career stage where a prestigious independent fellowship would offer the opportunity to develop their research identity and become a chemistry research leader of the future.

If you are interested in applying for any early career research fellowship to be hosted at Oxford Chemistry you must submit an expression of interest to the Department, the next deadline for submission is 23rd May 2018 further details can be found here. For more information please contact the research facilitator staff.

Athena SWAN Silver Award Sept 2015

Athena SWAN bronze awardThe Department is delighted to announce that it has been granted an Athena SWAN silver award. The award recognizes the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.. more.


Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. more...

Alumni Magazine Periodic Sept 2017

Outreach: Engaging schools and the wider community in chemistry and science is an important activity for academic staff and students in the Department. Oxford Chemistry regularly hosts visits and events within the Department and takes part in local and national activities to demonstrate chemistry’s central role in everyday life. more...


Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. According to the outcome of the REF 2014 assessment published Dec 18th 2014, 49% of the research profile submitted by Oxford Chemistry was regarded as 4* world-leading quality. The Department has not only the highest volume of 4* research of any UK Chemistry department- by some margin - but was also judged to have the top research environment. The Impact of the department’s research outside academia is also highly rated with over 55% in the 4* category.

The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems more...

EU Funded Training Centres:

Facilities: The department contains several small research facilities (SRFs), which are dedicated suites of equipment run by experts who aid in experimental design and optimisation. These facilities are some of the best equipped in the country, supporting chemical research and providing analysis for students within the Chemistry department, other departments within the University and industry alike. more...

Commercialisation: The Department has an unrivalled track record in protecting and commercialising the innovative work of research staff. Over £80 million in cash has been raised for the University as a result of spin out activities from research carried out by Oxford chemists. more...

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