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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 Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Physical Chemistry - Surface Forces and Friction in Nanofilms  (Professor Susan Perkin)
£30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Physical Chemistry (Surface forces and friction in nanofilms) to work under the supervision of Professor Susan Perkin on a research project funded by the European Research Council for a period of 3 years.

The project involves setting up an experiment to control friction and adhesion across nanofilms by use of applied electric and magnetic fields. Experiments will be carried out using a surface force balance; a custom-built instrument for detecting forces across liquid films with high sensitivity and resolution. The project will involve instrumental development as well as measurements and engagement with theory.

You can find out more about the research group at: http://perkin.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

Experience in working with surface force apparatus/surface force balance or similar techniques for direct force measurement would be an advantage.

Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities and contributing intellectually to the development of hypotheses and new ideas for research, drawing on systematic analysis of the relevant literature and own expertise.

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

The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ and is available from September 2016.

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 - 123406.

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

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 6 June 2016 can be considered.

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 recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 123406.
Application deadline for this post is 6 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
System Support Officer  (Dr Karl Harrison)
Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a System Support Officer to join our IT Team.

The System Support Officer provides hardware and software installation support for the MS Windows PC and Apple Macintosh computers, and will also act as part of the Department’s IT Helpdesk facility.

You will be part of the media services team, helping design and providing print support for posters, photography and video filming for research staff and students.

Reporting to the System Support Manager responsible for MS Windows Domain, you will assist with the hands-on management of the MS Windows computers network, domain and hardware.

You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage changing and demanding workloads, good communication and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse range of people. Hands on experience, preferably in an IT help desk environment, of trouble shooting personal computing problems such as networking, communications and virus removal, is essential.

This is a permanent, full time appointment.
The Department of Chemistry is an Athena Swan Silver Award holder. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link System Support Officer - 123499. Applications for the vacancy are to be made online.

The vacancy will close at midday on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 123499.
Application deadline for this post is 15 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ITN) in Experimental Physical Chemistry  (Professor Susan Perkin)
From £29,068.63 p.a

A fellowship position is available for a period of up to 36 months, tenable at the Department of Chemistry, Oxford University, on a project entitled "Shear of ionic nano-films between graphene sheets."

The successful candidate will be employed by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will be expected to carry out experimental work in the laboratory of Professor Susan Perkin in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford and as detailed in the Job Description.

Candidates must possess a good degree in a relevant subject, and should have experience of experimental physical chemistry, experience with ionic liquids and/or electrochemistry or of force measurement and/or detailed instrumentation at least to Masters level. The successful candidate must be willing to continuously improve both their technical and theoretical knowledge.

The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £29,068.63 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate to be notified by the EC which includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).

Under the terms of the EC funding, which aim to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post the candidate must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years.

The Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher will have general responsibilities in the laboratory, such as laboratory management, project planning and presentation of results.

There is no restriction on nationality. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or have more than 4 years full-time research experience are ineligible.

The expected start date is September 2016.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ITN) in Experimental Physical Chemistry - 123546.

An application should include a CV, evidence that the job requirements are met, together with the names and contact details of two referees.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 June 2016.

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 123546.
Application deadline for this post is 17 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Charlotte Williams)
Grade £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams on a research project funded by SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd, Thailand for a period of 12 months. The project involves investigate the development of new Group IV (titanium/zirconium) complexes to catalyse the polymerisation of ethylene and the ring-opening polymerisation of lactones. The proposed PDRA will carry out catalyst synthesis studies and lactone polymerisations.

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

Applicants must hold a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry or Polymerization Catalysis, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Have experience in synthetic organometallic chemistry and related homogeneous polymerization catalysis; be willing to learn new techniques in polymer 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 1 October 2016.

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 - 123603

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 20 June 2016. 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 123603.
Application deadline for this post is 20 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry  (Professor Dermot O’Hare)
Grade £30,738 - £37,768 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 12 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 October 2016.

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 - 123604

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 20 June 2016. 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 123604.
Application deadline for this post is 20 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry  (Professor Dermot O'Hare)
Grade £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

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 3 years. The project involves the synthesis of novel materials based on Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) and related materials.

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

Applicants must hold a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Have experience/expertise in solid state chemistry and/or nanomaterials. You should 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 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 following link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 123609

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 20 June 2016. 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 123609.
Application deadline for this post is 20 June 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professors Angela Rusell and Steve Davies)
£30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral research assistant to join a highly motivated medicinal chemistry team working under the direct supervision of Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell. The project is funded by OxStem Oncology, the first stand-alone company to be formed under the OxStem umbrella (www.oxstem.co.uk). OxStem is a revolutionary spin-out company from the University of Oxford, founded by Professor Steve Davies, Professor Dame Kay Davies and Professor Angela Russell, which recently raised a record-breaking £16.9M in its initial funding round. This project is a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology and Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, including Professor Angela Russell, Professor Steve Davies, Professor Sten Eirik Jacobsen, Professor Paresh Vyas, Professor Petter Woll, Professor Thomas Milne, Professor Tariq Enver (University College London) and OxStem Oncology. The post is funded by OxStem Oncology and is available immediately for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 24 months. The company is a developer of cell programming therapies with a unique approach to regenerative medicine, aiming to develop small molecules that can activate repair mechanisms that already exist within the body. OxStem is leading the field into a new era of small molecule-driven stem and stem-like cell reprogramming that will be transformative for healthcare.

OxStem Oncology aims to identify new classes of drug candidates that will differentiate 'cancer stem-like cells' (CSLCs) to more benign states that will improve clinical outcomes and overcome resistance/relapse. The team will focus initially on Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes with a view to expanding to other conditions over time. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world leading researchers and contribute to the development of innovative new therapies for areas of significant unmet medical need. Other duties will include design, synthesis and analysis of compounds for screening in drug discovery projects. 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 appointment. For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Angela Russell (angela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk).

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 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 Assistant - 123680.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday Monday, 23 June 2016 and the post is available immediately. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Silver award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 123680.
Application deadline for this post is 23 June 2016
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