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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.

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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry Research Laboratory
Senior Building Technician  (Mr Martin Wall)
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 with a discretionary range to £32,548 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Senior Building Facilities Technician to assist in the overseeing of all work carried out in the building and to ensure that support services for research and teaching run efficiently. You will be responsible for all aspects of supervision of building services and facilities in the absence of the Building Manager and Deputy Building Manager.

You will be required under the guidance of the Building Manager, alone or in conjunction with others to use a range of skills and system knowledge including ‘hands on’ participation in technical tasks as required to ensure a safe, efficient, productive and high quality research and teaching environment.

You will have a demonstrable experience in installing, repairing and maintaining compressed air, vacuum, gas (high and low pressure) and water lines along with experience in trouble shooting smaller items of laboratory equipment and carrying out mechanical or electrical repair work

You will be qualified to Advanced City and Guilds, HNC, HND or NVQ 3 or equivalent and have a demonstrable knowledge of relevant Health and Safety requirements.

You will have good IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and have experience of supervising a team and or contractors within a Building Services environment.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford.

This post is full-time, permanent and available immediately.

The vacancy will close at midday on Monday 19th February 2018 You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Senior Building Technician - 132337.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Chemistry Department is a Silver Athena SWAN award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 132337.
Application deadline for this post is 19 February 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Building Electrical Technician  (Mr Kim Nixon)
Grade 4: £21,585 - £24,983 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Building Electrical Technician to support the Site Electrician in the installation, repair and maintenance or electrical installations within the department and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).

In conjunction with Building Managers and users, you will arrange the annual or appropriate PAT ‘testing of all electrical equipment within the Chemistry building. You will assist the Chemistry Site Electrician in the installation, maintenance and repair of all laboratory and office low voltage electrical installations, particularly for large jobs, you will also be able to work flexibly to manage PAT testing and other work.

You will hold a City and Guilds 2377 PAT testing qualification and have experience of testing portable electrical items of equipment, preferably using a computerised system along with a working knowledge of relevant health and Safety requirements.

You will have experience in electrical wiring installations, preferably with a facilities orientated role in a scientific laboratory or technical research environment.

You will have good IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and databases. You will have the ability to prepare and manipulate information in spreadsheets and use and maintain databases.

You will have good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, with colleagues, students, postdoctoral research associates and academic members of staff.

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

This post is full-time, permanent and available immediately.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Building Electrical Technician - 133245.

The vacancy will close at midday on Wednesday 28 February 2018. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Chemistry Department is a Silver Athena SWAN award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 133248.
Application deadline for this post is 28 February 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Chris Schofield)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work under the supervision of Professor Christopher Schofield on a research project funded by ENABLE for a period of 12 months. The project involves developing new agents to combat antimicrobial resistance via a multidisciplinary approach employing state of the art assays, medicinal chemistry and microbiology. The focus will be on inhibitors of beta-lactamases. Find out more about Schofield research group at http://schofield.chem.ox.ac.uk/

You should have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or biochemistry/biophysics (or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) with a focus on biophysical studies of macromolecules. You must be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area where appropriate with a strong publication track record, or other evidence of excellence.

You will have expertise in organic synthesis or protein sciences including experience with enzymatic assays and protein characterisation by biophysical techniques (e.g NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the design and synthesis of inhibitors or of assay development/application for the overall project. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and adapt existing and develop new synthetic techniques and synthetic methodology.

You will be required to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will be able to show ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment and to supervise and educate junior co-workers and take part in joint projects through co-operation and the exchange of information, skills and reagents.

This post is available immediately and will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford.

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

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 133256.
Application deadline for this post is 28 February 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Nucleic Acid Chemistry  (Professor Tom Brown)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 p.a.

Applications are invited fora Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Tom Brown on a research project funded by EPSRC (IAA initiative) for a period of 12 months. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry and nucleic acid chemistry. Find out more about the Brown research group at www.chem.ox.ac.uk/ http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/professor-tom-brown.aspx

You will hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment. You should be willing to learn new techniques in nucleic acid synthesis and the biology of nucleic acids.

You will have expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and the role will include chemistry, biophysical studies, biochemical studies and biological evaluation.

You will be required to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will be able to adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols, and contribute ideas for new research projects.

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

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

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry - 133253.

The vacancy will close at midday on Wednesday 7th March 2018

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 133253.
Application deadline for this post is 7 March 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry  (Professor Dame Carol Robinson)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry to work under the supervision of Professor Dame Carol Robinson on a research project funded by The European Research Council(ERC) for a period of 2 years.

The project involves using mass spectrometry to study the structure and function of protein complexes. Find out more about the Robinson research group at: http://robinsonweb.chem.ox.ac.uk/Default.aspx/.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, physics or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have expertise in characterisation of proteins using relevant biophysical methods.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally presenting papers and posters.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

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

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Associate - 133608.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 March 2018.

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 133608.
Application deadline for this post is 16 March 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Theoretical Organic Chemistry
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry  (Professor Chris Schofield)
Grade 30S: Combined University and College salary from £46,336 to £62,219 p.a. plus benefits

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry (Central Oxford). The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Hertford College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age. 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.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in organic chemistry or a related field, and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with evidence of imaginative research plans and the potential to lead and manage new research initiatives.

The postholder will be required to engage in original research within the field of applying computational methods in planning synthetic chemistry routes; to collaborate with existing staff; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching, administration, and demonstrating at undergraduate and graduate level.

The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates at Hertford College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the college. Additional benefits, include college housing allowance (currently £9,437 p.a.) or, alternatively, free college accommodation (subject to availability). The college also offers access to a shared equity scheme to assist with house purchase; other allowances include an entertainment allowance of £273 p.a.; free meals entitlement when the kitchens are open; computer allowance up to £593 p.a. and research expenses up to £1,558 p.a. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford, OX1 3BW.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Associate Professor - 132843

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 March 2018 can be considered. Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Mrs Jenny Houlsby, PA to Professor Christopher Schofield (email: jenny.houlsby@chem.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 285006).

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. The department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in September 2015 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 132843.
Application deadline for this post is 31 March 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics for Chemistry  (Professor Stuart Mackenzie)
Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 per annum

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lectureship in Mathematics for Chemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to start as soon as possible but before September 2018.

You will be responsible for the organisation and development of the undergraduate course in Mathematics for Chemistry, under the guidance of the Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and the Associate Head of Department (Teaching).

You will have responsibility for the design and delivery of undergraduate course in Mathematics for Chemistry, acting as an Examiner for Mathematics for Chemistry in the Preliminary Examination; advising Tutors on the provision of Classes in Quantum Chemistry; contribute to Departmental outreach and access activities; and undertake theoretical research in Chemistry or a cognate discipline.

Holding a relevant doctorate, you will have relevant teaching experience, demonstrating excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching Mathematics for Chemistry, and Theoretical Chemistry, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. You should be able to demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and methodologies. Good communication, interpersonal, time-management and organisational skills are essential for this role.

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

To apply for this role and for further details, please click on the link below: Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics for Chemistry - 133177.

Only applications received before midday on 11 April 2018 can be considered.

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

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

Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 133177.
Application deadline for this post is 11 April 2018
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