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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.

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

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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemical Biology
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £35,550

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Hagan Bayley on a research project funded by OxSyBio for a period of 12 months. The project involves work on synthetic tissues. .

Find out more about the Bayley research group at: Bayley Research

You should have a PhD in a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics or a related area (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment). The work will require experience of molecular biophysics and /or skills in biochemical and molecular biological techniques. Experience in microfluids and /or 3D printing would be helpful. You should be able to adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols. The role will include work in molecular biophysics, and/or skills in biochemical and molecular biological techniques. You should be able to test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You should be able to represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, 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 link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132288

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 20 December 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.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 132288.
Application deadline for this post is 20 December 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemical Biology
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £35,550 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Hagan Bayley on a research project funded by OxsyBio for a period of 12 months. The project involves single-channel recording from pores, channels and transporters.

Find out more about the Bayley research group at: Bayley Research

You should have a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics or a related area (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment). You should be able to carry out original research on membrane pores, channels and transporters. You should have experience in molecular biophysics, preferably single –channel electrical recording, including the assembly and maintenance of equipment, and the development and application of software for data analysis. You should have an excellent general knowledge of related areas through reading of the literature, online database searching, and attendance at seminars and conferences. You should be able to test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You should be able to represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone. The work also involves small scale project management and the ability to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, 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 link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132289

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 20 December 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.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 132289.
Application deadline for this post is 20 December 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Kylie Vincent/Dr Holly Reeve (Project Manager))
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Kylie Vincent on a project funded by EPSRC through the Innovate UK Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Round 3. This is a multidisciplinary research effort to develop H2-driven strategies for enzyme-catalysed synthesis for fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and will be overseen by Project Manager, Dr Holly Reeve. This post is for a period of up to 3 years and involves development of heterogeneous biocatalysis for selective hydrogenation chemistry.

The project requires collaboration with industrial and academic research groups across the UK and Europe. Information on the HydRegen project is available at: http://vincent.chem.ox.ac.uk/hydregen.htm.

You will be responsible for adapting and developing scientific techniques for our H2-driven biocatalysis system as well as analysing scientific data from a variety of sources.

Find out more about the Vincent research and group at: Vincent Research.

You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You must have a strong foundation in a broad range of areas of chemistry, and experience in catalysis, organic synthesis, analytical methods and multi-phase reactions.

This post forms part of a multi-disciplinary team therefore you will be responsible for small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to work within the team and with external collaborators.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road OX1 3QR and is available immediately.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. In your supporting statement, you should include a paragraph detailing examples of how you have implemented new strategies in the laboratory and worked within collaborative settings.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132580

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday, 19 January 2018. 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 132580.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Nanomaterial Synthesis  (Professor Charlotte Williams )
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Nanomaterial Synthesis to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams on a research project for a period of 24 months. This is part of a large-scale project aimed at preparing and using inorganic nanomaterials in photo-redox catalysis to deliver new dense energy carriers. The project is funded by Shell and involves close collaboration with research groups at Imperial College London (Geoff Kelsall in Chemical Engineering and Milo Shaffer in Materials).

Find out more about the Williams research and group at: Williams Research

You should hold a PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science or have submitted a PhD prior to taking up your appointment. The candidate should have expertise in Synthesis as applied to Organometallic Chemistry or Inorganic Nanomaterials. You should have the ability to work with reagents and materials using anaerobic techniques, such as Schlenk lines or nitrogen filled glove boxes and characterize products using spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction methods. Be able to work independently and to contribute scientific leadership in the project.

You are expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines, test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and contribute ideas for new research projects.

The overall project is in collaboration with groups at Imperial College London and with Shell, as such strong communication, team-work and organization skills are essential.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 12 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 link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132411

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Monday, 8 January 2018. 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 132411.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry  (Professor Charlotte Williams)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of up to 17 months. The post is part of a large project focussed on the preparation of new polymers from renewable resources and will be based on the development of polymers from sustainable feedstock, especially polyesters, ethers and carbonates.

Find out more about the Williams research group at Williams Research.

You should hold a PhD in Chemistry, or a related area, or have submitted a PhD prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires a strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization. You should have the ability to characterize new polymers by spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography, thermal and mechanical methods and have an understanding of block copolymer properties and applications. You are expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines, test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and contribute ideas for new research projects. Be able to work independently and to contribute scientific leadership in the project and undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The research is also part of a larger collaboration with other universities and industry, as such strong communication, team-work and organization skills will be essential.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 12 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 link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132555

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday, 19 January 2018. 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 132555.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Dermot O’Hare )
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Dermot O’Hare on a research project funded by SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd, Thailand for a period of up to 24 months. The project involves the development of new air- and moisture sensitive hybrid materials based on layered double hydroxides and their use in slurry phase polymerisation of ethylene.

Main duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines as well as analysing scientific data from a variety of sources.

Find out more about the O’Hare research and group at: O’Hare Research.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Organometallic, Inorganic or Polymer Chemistry or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You must have experience in Schlenk line chemistry; synthesis of inorganic materials or polymerisation catalysis; and in characterisation of macromolecular compounds or solid state materials.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

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 link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132571

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday, 19 January 2018. 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  quoting reference 132571.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Mechanical Workshop Technician  (Mr Les Hill)
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Mechanical Engineering Workshop Technician. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager or their deputy, you will be part of a team responsible for providing mechanical engineering technical skills with regards to the manufacture, construction and maintenance of experimental equipment used in teaching and research laboratories.

You will build from design, modify, maintain and repair items of scientific research equipment and instrumentation as required by academic researchers within the Department of Chemistry. You will manufacture, prepare drawings from sketches, construct, modify and repair high quality, fine tolerance scientific apparatus or components as required by research staff.

You will have served a recognized apprenticeship in an appropriate subject and be qualified to City and Guilds, BTEC, or equivalent and have experience of working on a full range of manual machines, experience of working from engineering drawings and be familiar with health and safety requirements in a workshop environment.

You will have some experience of operating and programming CNC machines

You will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and work collaboratively as part of a team. You will have a willingness to learn new skills as required. You will have good levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Outlook and some Computer-Aided design (CAD)

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

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Mechanical Workshop Technician - 131934.

The vacancy will close at midday on Wednesday 10 January 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 131934.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Electronics Technician  (Mr Kevin Valentine)
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for an Electronics Technician. Reporting to the Electronics Manager, you will be part of a team responsible for the design, development and construction of specialised electronic equipment used in teaching and research laboratories.

You will support the design, layout and manufacture of both single and double sided printed circuit boards as well as general tasks including fault diagnosis, testing and calibration of electronic equipment, assisting in the training of technical staff in workshop procedure and equipment. You will also help maintain the electronic equipment and contribute to the smooth day to day running of the department’s workshops.

You will hold a BTEC, HNC or equivalent in an appropriate subject and have a good working knowledge of the theory and application of safety regulations covering workshops and laboratory environment.

You will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and work collaboratively as part of a team. You will have proven ability to manage competing priorities and demands and a willingness to learn new skills as required. You will have good levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Outlook and Computer-Aided design (CAD).

This post is full-time, permanent and available immediately. Whilst the role is a Grade 5 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 4 with the responsibilities and salary adjusted accordingly.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Electronics Technician - 131609.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The vacancy will close at midday on Wednesday 10th January 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 131609.
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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 Wellcome Trust 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 Assistant - 132416.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 4 January 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 132416.
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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 Thursday 19th January 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.
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