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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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Athena SWAN

 
Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
Teaching Laboratory Supervisor and Manager  (Professor Stuart Mackenzie)
Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Laboratory Supervisor and Manager in physical chemistry. You will be responsible for the overall operation of the physical chemistry elements of the undergraduate practical teaching course. This is one of three such positions within Oxford Chemistry, the others covering inorganic and organic chemistry.

In addition to overseeing the general running of the physical chemistry practical course and the day to day running of the laboratories, you will be responsible for training and instructing junior demonstrators and providing students with the academic context of practical experiments. The role will involve a considerable amount of ‘hands on’ work in maintaining and improving instrumentation and in demonstrating its use to undergraduates.

You will also work with a team of lab course developers under the direction of the Director of Studies to develop and implement the physical chemistry elements of the new integrated chemistry course currently being developed in Oxford and due to be launched in new custom-built lab facilities in October 2018.

You will hold a PhD in experimental physical chemistry or a closely related subject and have significant postdoctoral research experience, in particular in 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.

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

This is a fixed term post until 30 September 2018.

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 - 1301701.

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

The closing date for application is 12.00 midday on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130624.
Application deadline for this post is 21 September 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemisry
Teaching Laboratory Technician  (Dr Nicholas Green)
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Teaching Laboratory Technician posts. The postholders will be responsible for the effective maintenance and running to the Teaching Laboratories. You will be required to carry out a range of tasks and ensure that students fully understand the experiments and how to use equipment correctly and safely.

You will play a major role in demonstrating chemistry experiments to undergraduates, as well as outreach to children and young adults, ensuring all experiments have sufficient equipment and stock.

You will maintain good stock control of all chemicals, clean and maintain all equipment on a daily basis during term-time and set up experiments for the lab practical's.

You will have a good training in chemistry or a related subject (minimum A-level and ideally to degree level) or have equivalent experience. Ideally the successful candidates will have previous experience of working in a busy laboratory or an interest in laboratory work, and will have an understanding of Health and Safety, COSHH, safe storage and use of chemicals. You will also need to be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

The two post holders will initially be based in the Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories. From April 2018, the roles will no longer focus on Physical and Organic Chemistry, but will be part of a new structure which will cover the broad spectrum of chemistry for either first years, or second and third years.

Please can you indicate on your supporting statement whether you have a preference for the Physical Chemistry or Organic Chemistry post.

This 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: Teaching Laboratory Technician - 130630.

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

The closing date for application is 12.00 midday on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 130630.
Application deadline for this post is 21 September 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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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry  (Professor Dermot O’Hare)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £34,520 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 24 months. The project involves the exploring the use of pentalene metal complexes to catalyse the copolymerisation reaction of CO2 with propylene oxide (PO) to synthesise new type of high value biodegradable polymer poly (propylene carbonate).

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

Applicants must hold a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Have experience or be willing to learn new techniques in solid state materials chemistry characterisation and synthesis. Manage own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA and is available from the 1 November 2017. 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 - 130963

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 11 October 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 130963.
Application deadline for this post is 11 October 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sugar/Protein Chemical Biology  (Professor Ben Davis)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Ben Davis on a research project funded by CRUK and ESPRC for a period of 13 months. The project involves research at the interface of chemistry and biology that will use novel methods to design a new class of sugar-mimic antibiotics. Find out more about the research group at Davis Research.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities, contributing ideas for new research projects and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and writing up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical biology or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have recent experience of sugar chemistry and/or protein chemistry and/or bioorganic chemistry and/or enzymology and/or molecular biology and/or microbiology.

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

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 - 131031.

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 12 October 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 131031.
Application deadline for this post is 12 October 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Supramolecular Chemistry and Cooperative Phenomena in Molecular Nanostructure  (Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £33,518 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L Anderson on a project funded by the European Research Council for a period of 17 months.

The project involves investigating the synthesis and properties of porphyrin nanorings and related systems. Find out more about the research group at: http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research, acting as a source of information and advice to other members of the group and representing the research group at external meetings, either with other members of the group or alone.

You should have a PhD in Chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have expertise in organic synthesis and physical (organic) chemistry.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 December 2017.

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 - 131016.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 12 October 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 131016.
Application deadline for this post is 12 October 2017
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