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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 in Organic Chemistry  (Professor Stuart Conway)
£31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Stuart Conway on a research project in collaboration with Professor Wolfgang Fischle (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Ė KAUST) for a period of 12 months.

The project involves the synthesis of phosphatidylinositol-based probes to understand the role of the phosphatidylinositol phosphates in the nucelus. Find out more about the Conway research group at: http://conway.chem.ox.ac.uk/Welcome.html/.

You should have a PhD in organic chemistry, or have submitted your dissertation prior to taking up your appointment. You should be expert in the area of organic synthesis, ideally with experience in carbohydrate chemistry and/or protecting group manipulations. The role will suit someone who is interested in applying their chemical knowledge in a biological context and is keen to work on a highly collaborative project.

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 and will likely involve at least one research visit to KAUST.

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 - 131792.

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 23 November 2017. Interviews will be held on 15 December 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 131792.
Application deadline for this post is 23 November 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Part-time Training Network Administrator (maternity cover)  (Professor Dirk Aarts)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a pro rata

Applications are invited for a part-time Training Network Administrator to provide maternity cover for a fixed-term period of 7 months to work under the supervision of Professor Dirk Aarts. This post may be suitable for an individual seeking a secondment opportunity.

The position has become available due to the recent award made by the European Commission to fund a Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network, which is coordinated by the University of Oxford. More information about the Aarts group can be found at: http://aarts.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

The role is a wonderful opportunity to interact on a European scale with different research groups, which host young and dynamic PhD students, and to see cutting edge science from close by.

The successful candidate will have significant financial, management, planning, communication and IT skills, and experience in successfully applying these skills. The candidate will be running the administrative aspects of the network, which involves organising network events, keeping track of the finances and reporting to the European Commission.

This is a part-time post, 22.5 hours/0.6 FTE with a start date of 1 December 2017.

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

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Part-time Training Network Administrator (maternity cover) - 132065.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 23 November 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 132065.
Application deadline for this post is 23 November 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Christopher Schofield)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Christopher Schofield on a research project for a period of 12 months. The project involves characterising the É“B-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This work aims to study the interaction of these proteins with B-lactam antibiotics and B-lactamase inhibitors using biophysical techniques. Find out more about the Schofield research group at http://schofield.chem.ox.ac.uk/

You will hold a PhD in Chemistry or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. The candidate should have extensive expertise in protein expression and biophysical characterisation (e.g. NMR and crystallography). You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in this research area including a strong publication track record.

You will be responsible for the expression and purification of B-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins, and their study by enzymatic assays and biophysical techniques (NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography). 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 expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, to supervise and educate junior co-workers and take part in joint projects.

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

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 - 132158.

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 Friday 15 December 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 132158.
Application deadline for this post is 15 December 2017
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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 departmentís 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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