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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: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ultrasensitive Cavity Spectroscopy  (Professor Grant Ritchie)
£30,434 - £37,394 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Grant Ritchie on a research project funded by NERC for a period of 3 years.

The project involves the development of an ultrasensitive measurement technique called Intracavity Faraday Modulation Spectroscopy (INFAMOS) for the detection of speciated peroxy radicals in the atmosphere. Find out more about the Ritchie research group at Professor Grant Ritchie.

You should have a PhD in Laser or atomic Physics, Physical Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

You should have expertise in one or more of the following: laser frequency stabilisation methods; electronic control and modulation of lasers; cavity enhanced spectroscopies such as optical feedback CEAS, cavity ringdown spectroscopy, noise immune cavity enhanced molecular heterodyne spectroscopy; diode laser spectroscopy; Faraday rotation spectroscopy.

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

The post is available from 1 May 2015.

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 - 117449.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1 April 2015. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117449.
Application deadline for this post is 1 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professor Steve Davies & Dr Angela Russell)
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,434 -£34,233 p.a

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to join a medicinal chemistry team working under the overall supervision of Professor Steve Davies and Dr Angela Russell. The project forms part of the UtroDMD Alliance – a strategic alliance established in November 2013 between the University of Oxford and Summit plc to develop utrophin modulators for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This is an exciting opportunity to work with world leading researchers and contribute to the development of innovative new therapies for areas of significant unmet medical need, with the primary focus being on DMD. The team is currently working on several novel chemical classes which upregulate the production of utrophin, and represent potential treatments for DMD, in a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, including Professor Angela Russell, Professor Steve Davies and Professor Dame Kay Davies, and Summit plc. The posts are funded by Summit plc and are available immediately for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months. The successful candidate will be expert in synthetic organic chemistry and / or will have experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery / development, and screening.

Candidates must have an Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Biology PhD or will have submitted a thesis in one of these subjects prior to taking up the appointments. For an informal discussion about the post, contact Dr Angela Russell on angela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 117561 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 noon on the 6 April 2015.Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117561.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemical Biology
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade7: Salary in range £30,434 - £33,242

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants positions to work under the supervision of Professor Hagan Bayley for a period of 18 months in the first instance. The positions involve applications of engineered membrane proteins including the development of nanoreactors to study covalent chemistry at the single-molecule level, high-throughput chips for ultrarapid DNA sequencing and synthetic tissues for regenerative medicine.

Applicants should either already have a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics or a related area or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 117552 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 noon on the 6 April 2015.Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117552.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Early Stage Researcher (DEFNET)  (Professor Andrew Goodwin)
from £29,713 p.a

A fellowship position is available for a period of three years, tenable at Oxford University, on a project entitled “X-ray and neutron scattering studies of disordered molecular frameworks”. Candidates will be registered for training while employed by the University on a Marie Sk³odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will be expected to carry out (i) materials synthesis, (ii) structural characterisation using single-crystal and powder X-ray and neutron scattering, including total scattering measurements, (iii) refinement and modelling of diffuse/total scattering data using reverse Monte Carlo and related algorithms, (iv) development of generic models of disorder, and (v) establishment of disorder/diffraction/property relationships across a variety of molecular framework materials. Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past three years. Persons who have been awarded a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 31st December 2015.

Candidates must possess a good degree in Inorganic Chemistry or a closely-related subject, and should have experience of framework materials synthesis, total scattering measurements at central facilities, computer programming (Fortran preferred) and Reverse Monte Carlo structure refinement. The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selction criteria, please click on the following link Early Stage Researcher(DEFNET) - 117494. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 6 April 2015.

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

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117494.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Teaching Laboratory Supervisor and Manager  (Head of Inorganic Chemistry)
Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Laboratory Supervisor and Manager in Inorganic Chemistry for a period 3 years. You will be responsible for the Inorganic Chemistry undergraduate practical course. This is one of three such positions within Chemistry, the others covering Physical and Organic Chemistry. You will play a major role in the delivery and development of the practical course, having responsibility for: training and instructing junior demonstrators; providing students with the academic context of practical experiments; and for managing technical staff within the Teaching Laboratory. The role involves a considerable amount of ‘hands-on’ work in maintaining and improving instrumentation, and in demonstrating its use. You will be actively involved in outreach, particularly to schools, so as to promote both the University and Chemistry Department.

You will hold a PhD in experimental Inorganic Chemistry or a closely related subject and significant postdoctoral research experience, including the running of experimental equipment. An interest in Chemistry teaching at University level, experience of working with analytical instrumentation, the ability to enthuse undergraduates in experimental chemistry, awareness of Health & Safety principles and practice, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Experience of managing or supervising staff would be desirable.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 September 2015.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Teaching Laboratory Supervisor and Manager - 117468

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

The closing date for applications is midday on 6 April 2015. Interviews will be held on 21 April or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Philip Mountford (PA: Linda.Webb@chem.ox.ac.uk)

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117468.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering Technician  (Mechanical Engineering Manager)
Grade 5: £24,057 - £28,695 p.a with a discretionary range to £31,342 p.a

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

You will be qualified to HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds or equivalent and a recognized apprenticeship in an appropriate subject and be familiar with health and safety requirements in a laboratory environment.

You will have experience of working with and programming CNC machines, and should have good levels of computer literacy including Microsoft outlook and Computer –aided design (CAD).

You will be able to work well in a team, communicate with people at all levels, with a proven ability to manage competing priorities and demands and a willingness to extend your technical skills as required.

The post is based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Mechanical Engineering Technician - 116525. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10 April 2015.

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

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117631.
Application deadline for this post is 10 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemical Biology
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,434 - £33,242 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Professor Hagan Bayley for 12 months in the first instance. The present position involves the development and application of devices for the 3D printing of tissues and tissue-like materials

Applicants should hold a PhD in Physics or Engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering) or a related area (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment). Successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research on the 3D printing of biological materials, including the design and development of 3D printing devices. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 117559 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 noon on the 13 April 2015.Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117559.
Application deadline for this post is 13 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professor Ben Davis)
Grade 7: £30,434 - £36,309 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Professor Ben Davis on a research project funded by the Gates Foundation for a period of 1 year in the first instance. The project involves protein and carbohydrate chemistry. Find out more about the Davis Group at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~dplb0149/.

You should either already have a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a relevant subject area, or submitted your thesis prior to taking up the post. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selction criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 117670. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17 April 2015.

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

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment'chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117670.
Application deadline for this post is 17 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Michael Willis)
£30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Michael Willis on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of up to 2 years. The project involves developing and exploring new transition metal catalysts for organic chemistry.

Find out more about the Willis research group at Willis Research

You should either already have a PhD in organic chemistry, with a particularly strong background in synthetic methodology, transition metal catalysis or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the post.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA.

The post is available from 1 June 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 - 117656

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday Friday, 17 April 2015. Only applications received before midday on 17 April 2015 can be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan bronze 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 Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117656.
Application deadline for this post is 17 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic
Marie Curie Early -Stage Researcher (ATDBio)  (Dr Tom Brown(Jnr))
From £29,713 per annum

A fellowship position is available for a period of three years, tenable at ATDBio Ltd, on a project entitled “ClickGene: Detecting DNA Methylation.” Candidates will be registered for PhD training in the Department of Chemistry, Oxford University while employed by ATDBio Ltd on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will be expected to synthesize and study new sequence-specific DNA duplex targeting probes to differentiate between methylated and unmethylated genomic DNA, investigate the targeting of methylated DNA in human cells and explore therapeutic applications. Candidates must possess a good degree in a relevant subject (i.e. in the Chemical Sciences) and preferably have some experience of nucleic acid chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop large-scale automated solid-phase synthesis methods to produce pools of fluorogenic probes for DNA strand invasion and for targeting single stranded DNA. The ESR will investigate a) synthesis of the required modified nucleosides and oligonucleotides, b) sequence-specific targeting of DNA in vitro, c) diagnostic applications in vitro and in human cells, and d) therapeutic applications (inhibition of gene expression). The position includes a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops, conferences and secondments within the ClickGene Network.

You should either already have a Masters Degree in Chemistry or other relevant field and preferably have some experience of nucleic acid chemistry. The post will be based at ATDBio Ltd, Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link, provided. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application together with the names and contact details of two referees to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17th April 2015.

Further Details are available for download here: ATDBIOMarieCurieEarlyStageResearcher.pdf or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference .
Application deadline for this post is 17 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemical Biology
Research Administrator  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,057 - £29,552 p.a

Applications are invited for a Research Administrator to work with Professor Hagan Bayley for 12 months in the first instance. The post holder will manage the administrative office, in support of more senior members of staff, including responsibility for a range of processes for Professor Bayley. The post holder will support all staff, visitors and DPhil students in both the Organic and Chemical biology sections of Professor Bayley's group. The successful applicant will also provide administrative oversight on financial matters: for example,the management of research groups accounts/grants and maintain close links with the Chemistry grants team to ensure compliance with funder's regulations and coherence in departmental financial processes.

Applicants should hold a degree (BSc or higher) in chemistry, or a related area. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Research Administrator - 117741 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 noon on the 23 April 2015.Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117741.
Application deadline for this post is 23 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician  (Mechanical Engineering Manager)
£27,057 - £32,277 p.a. with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, you will design build, modify, maintain and repair items of scientific research equipment and instrumentation as required by academic researchers. You will have responsibility for managing the student workshop facility, and delivering the Mechanical Workshop training course.

You will be qualified to HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds or equivalent in an appropriate subject along with experience of teaching or training.

You will have good machining skills and experience of working with and programming CNC machines. You should have good levels of computer literacy including Microsoft outlook and Computer–aided design (CAD).

We are looking for a candidate with a good working knowledge of theory and application of safety regulations covering workshops and laboratories.

You will be able to work well in a team, communicate with people at all levels, with a proven ability to manage competing priorities and demands and a willingness to learn new skills as required.

The post is based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

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 Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician - 117841.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 27 April 2015.

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

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117841.
Application deadline for this post is 27 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry in association with St Anne’s College  (Professor Philip Mountford)
£30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry in formal association with St Anne’s College. St Anne’s College and Oriel College operate a reciprocal and cooperative model for the provision of teaching in Chemistry, and therefore the successful applicant will also be expected to teach Inorganic Chemistry to students from Oriel College. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to act as a Senior Demonstrator in the Inorganic Chemistry teaching laboratory for up to 12 hours per week during term time. There will also be the possibility to undertake an amount of independent research in collaboration with one of the existing research groups in the Chemistry Department.

The successful applicant should either already have PhD in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry or have submitted a thesis prior to taking the post. They should have relevant undergraduate teaching experience in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry, preferably within the Oxford system and demonstrate excellence in teaching Inorganic Chemistry to undergraduate level students.

The post is for up to one year to cover maternity leave and will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR.

The post is available from 7 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry - 117808

The closing date for applications is midday on 30 April 2015. Interviews will be held on 1 June or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Philip Mountford (PA: Linda.Webb@chem.ox.ac.uk)

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117808.
Application deadline for this post is 30 April 2015
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