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Athena SWAN

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN bronze award holders.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Find out more about the Department of Chemistry's plans to obtain Athena SWAN recognition.

Athena SWAN

 
Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate – 18F-Radiochemistry  (Professor Veronique Gouverneur )
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Veronique Gouverneur on a research project entitled New Approaches to Late Stage Fluorination. This project is funded for a fixed-term period of 24 months.

The project will consist of developing methodologies towards the development of 18F-labeled molecules to facilitate drug discovery. You will have the opportunity to either apply known methodologies or develop new radiochemistry using the radioisotope 18F.

Find out more about the research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/veronique-gouverneur.aspx

You should have a PhD in chemistry or a related area (or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment). Expertise in the organic chemistry, catalsys is essential.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research. You will also adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on: Postdoctoral Research Associate 130199"

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 23 August 2017 can be considered.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130199.
Application deadline for this post is 23 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Part-time Research Facilitator (Maternity Cover)  (Dr Rachel MacCoss)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (Pro-rata)

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Research Facilitator to promote and support funding and fellowship applications. Reporting to the Senior Research Facilitator, you will also provide support on major grant applications.

You will deliver presentations and workshops within the Department, running training workshops on aspects of research funding proposals, in collaboration with colleagues from the University’s Research Services Office.

Educated to post doctorate level in a science subject, with a good understanding of an academic research environment, you will have the ability to collate and prepare quantitative and narrative summaries of data.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to collaborate and build relationships with a wide range of people including academics, postdoctoral researchers and other University departments.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

This role is offered as a part-time position 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week) and therefore we will consider applications from those looking for flexible working opportunities for 4 days a week or reduced hours across 5 days.

This is a fixed-term post (maternity cover) for up to 12 months.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Part-time Research Facilitator(Maternity Cover)- 130171.
BR> The vacancy will close at midday on 24 August 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130171.
Application deadline for this post is 24 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Research Assistant - Biochemical and Cellular Characterisation of Histone Demethylases  (Professor Christopher Schofield and Dr Akane Kawamura)
Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Research Assistant with expertise in recombinant protein production and enzyme assays, to work under the supervision of Professor Christopher Schofield and Dr Akane Kawamura. This post is funded by Cancer Research UK grant and involves biochemical and structural studies of histone demethylases.

You will have responsibility for the management of your own research and administrative activities as well as contributing to wider project planning including ideas for new research projects. You will be a highly motivated scientist to join our interdisciplinary team.

You will be educated to Masters level in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a related subject. Have extensive experience in recombinant protein production, molecular biology, microbiology, or enzymology/inhibitor screening and be willing to learn new techniques as required.

This post requires you to work with minimum supervision but also be able to work well within a team. You will have excellent organisation, communication and numeracy skills.

This post is fixed term contract for 2 years.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Research Assistant - Biochemical and Cellular Characterisation of Histone Demethylases - 1301701.

The vacancy will close at midday on 25 August 2017.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130170.
Application deadline for this post is 25 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemitsry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry  (Professor Susan Perkin)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Susan Perkin on a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for a period of 3 years. The project involves experimental measurements of surface forces across liquid nano-films. Find out more about the Surface Forces research group at: Perkin Research.

You should have a PhD in experimental physics, physical chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

This role involves developing methodology and analysis in the direction of out-of-equilibrium systems and/or the effect of non-uniform fields on confined liquids. It will involve a strong experimental element as well as data analysis, modelling, and interpretation.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities and carrying out experimental research including measurement of surface forces using the surface force balance, and subsequent data analysis using appropriate methods and software.

The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and must be taken up by 31 March 2018.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130059.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 28 August 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130059.
Application deadline for this post is 28 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry/Initially based at the University of Zurich
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Madhavi Krishnan)
75,575 CHF p.a at The University of Zurich/Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a at The University of Oxford

Professor Madhavi Krishnan's laboratory is looking for talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates with a strong background in physics, biophysics, or physical chemistry, to join them in taking forward an exciting emerging area of micropscopy-based single molecule measurement.

The group works in the broad area of soft condensed matter at the nanometer scale and has a specific interest in measuring and understanding electrostatics in molecular-scale matter, e.g., biological macromolecules. For instance, using the repulsive electrostatic interaction, the group recently demonstrated the ability to spatially trap single molecules in solution without the use of external forces (Nature, 2010; Nature Nanotechnology, 2012; Nature Nanotechnology, 2017). This "field-free" trap now enables measurements of the physical properties of macromolecules such as their electrical charge, size and 3D conformation with unprecedented precision, one at a time and in real time. The experimental approaches involved centre around optical imaging and spectroscopy and nanofabrication techniques. The work also relies on theory and simulation, specifically focusing on numerical mean-field electrostatics calculations and Brownian Dynamics simulations.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in physics, physical chemistry, biophysics, or a related area, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. Candidates with a strong background in single-molecule fluorescence and microscopy are strongly encouraged to apply. In order to apply for this position, please send a single PDF consisting of a cover letter (explaining your background and motivation), CV including contact information for your references, and publication record, by email to madhavi.krishnan@uzh.ch.

Please note that the post will initially begin at the Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) where the research group is currently located. The position will then continue at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford as of 1st June 2018 when the research group moves from Zurich to Oxford. Please visit the current group website krishnanlab.uzh.ch/ and get in touch with Professor Krishnan if interested.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to madhavi.krishnan@uzh.ch quoting reference .
Application deadline for this post is 30 September 2017
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