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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: Inorganic
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry  (Professor Simon Aldridge )
Grade 7: £31,604 - £33,518 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. The post will be supervised by Professor Simon Aldridge and is part of a project looking at the synthesis and characterization of main group compounds relevant to the development of new materials for engine oil additives. The post is available for up to six months and is funded by Infineum.

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

You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Have experience in the synthesis of molecular inorganic and/organometallic compounds and in the use of multi-nuclear NMR. You are expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines. The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT.

The post is available immediately but must start no later than the end of June 2018, due to the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 134504

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, Friday, 27 April 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 134504.
Application deadline for this post is 27 April 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic
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 for a period of up to 24 months. The post is part of a large project investigating the preparation and use of oligomeric and polymeric electrolytes and interface materials for use in solid state lithium and sodium ion batteries. The post is funded by the Faraday Institute and is a part of project SOLBAT which is led by Professor Peter Bruce (Oxford Materials). The post involves oxygenated polymer synthesis, characterization and testing, including in full cell configurations relevant to batteries. A range of new and known polymers will be explored, including polycarbonates, polyethers and copolymers.

Find out more about the Williams research group at http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/charlotte-williams.aspx

You should hold a PhD in Polymer Chemistry or have submitted a thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires experience in the controlled polymerization methods and production of polycarbonates, polyether and other copolymers. The methods used will be ring-opening copolymerizations of epoxides/CO2 (see J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 4120) and ring-opening polymerization. The post holder will be expected to be an expert in the appropriate area of polymer chemistry (i.e. polyethers or polycarbonates). The post holder must be trained in the methods and techniques of anaerobic chemistry, including the use of Schlenk lines or glove boxes. The research also requires the ability to characterize new polymers using GPC, spectroscopy and DSC. Experience of polymer characterization as electroactive materials or for batteries would be desirable but is not essential. The candidate must have a demonstrated research competence, as judged by publications and/or patents. The candidate must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work independently. You are expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines. The project involves close collaboration with other experts part of the team in Materials and Engineering, as such the post-holder must be able to work across disciplines and collaboratively.

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

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 134039

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 Friday, 27 April 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 134039.
Application deadline for this post is 27 April 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Facilities Team
Senior Building Technician  (Mr Martin Wall)
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 p.a

THIS IS A READVETISEMENT - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NO APPLY

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.

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 - 134374.

The vacancy will close at midday on Thursday 3rd May 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 134374.
Application deadline for this post is 3 May 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry  (Professor Jason Davis )
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanoparticle based Magnetic Resonance to work under the supervision of Professor Jason Davis for a period of up to 12 months. The project involves the synthesis and characterisation (material and chemical) of native and environmental responsive nanoparticles with specific magnetic resonance activity.

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

You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires experience in nanoparticle synthesis and characterisation and NMR analysis and ideally magnetic resonance. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, to supervise other team and lab activities when asked and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines.

The post will be based in the Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, South Parks Road OX1 3QZ and is available immediately.

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 - 134486

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Monday, 14 May 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 134486.
Application deadline for this post is 14 May 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Faculty Office
Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer  (Dr Nicholas Green)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 per annum

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer to support its busy Faculty Office, working particularly with schools, as well as public and private organisations to design, arrange, promote and deliver chemistry events.

This post will involve developing, organising and leading a range of events to promote chemistry for young people, for example, classes and workshops, lab classes in our new teaching laboratory facility, visits to schools, and the Department’s summer school programme. You will represent the Department and Division at careers fairs, and visits to schools, colleges, other universities and organisations as appropriate.

Engagement with interested parties is critical, and you will promote STEM subjects in general, and Chemistry in particular on relevant occasions, such as the Regional Student Conferences and University Open days. This will involve communication ranging from formal presentations to informal discussions with a wide range of people.

You will have a degree in chemistry or a related subject, with significant experience of teaching science at GSCE and A-level. Your ability to enthuse students and the public on the subject of chemistry is essential, with strong interpersonal skills at all levels. Your written and oral communication skills will be excellent, with clear passion for chemistry, and the ingenuity to improve and develop initiatives to communicate chemistry to the public and young people, working within safety requirements at all times.

As this role involves working with young people, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Scotland check is required in addition to the standard pre-employment checks. This post is full-time, permanent and available immediately.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer - 133997.

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

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on 14 May 2018.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity and welcomes applications from minority groups.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 133997.
Application deadline for this post is 14 May 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Facilities
Part-time Facilities Office Manager  (Kim Nixon)
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 with a discretionary range to £36,613 p.a pro rata.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Facilities Office Manager to oversee its reception and events management functions, and to provide soft services for the Department across its various buildings.

This post will involve: ensuring sufficient reception cover for the key chemistry buildings; providing a catering and room booking service for the Department’s functions and meetings, ensuring plans are actioned correctly and on time; acting as the key contact for a variety of suppliers; maintenance and updating of the Chemistry Database; and managing the access control system for all of chemistry.

You will have experience in event management with excellent communications skills and the ability to build productive relationships with multiple stakeholders. Your team management and motivation skills will be strong, particularly with experience in a service led environment. You will be well organised and able to manage multiple activities simultaneously; be methodical, accurate and have a critical eye for detail.

This post is part-time, working 34 hours (0.91 FTE) over 4 days, permanent and available immediately.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Part-time Facilities Office Manager - 134571. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on 24 May 2018.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 134571.
Application deadline for this post is 24 May 2018
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry  (Professor Harry L Anderson)
Grade 7.1–7.4: £31,604 – £34,520 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Prof. Harry L. Anderson on the investigation of cooperative phenomena in supramolecular nanostructures and quantum effects in molecules in devices. More specifically, this project will involve the synthesis and testing of new redox-active š-systems for exploration of molecular structure-property relationships in single-molecular transistors, fabricated using graphene nanogaps.

Find out more about the research group at http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/ and https://queenprogramme.org

You should have a PhD in Chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Expertise in multistep organic synthesis is essential. Experience in quantitative physical organic chemistry, spectroscopy, physical chemistry or materials chemistry is also essential.

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

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

Only applications received before midday on 1 August 2018 can be considered

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 in Organic Synthesis for Molecular Electronics - 134401.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Department was awarded a Silver Athena SWAN Award in September 2015. Athena SWAN recognises the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics. This charter was extended in 2015 to include women in all areas of academia.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 134401.
Application deadline for this post is 1 August 2018
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