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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
Postdoctoral Research Associate in EPR of Paramagnetic Porphyrin Arrays  (Professor Christiane Timmel and Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Christiane R Timmel and Professor Harry L Anderson FRS on a project funded by the ERC for a period of 18 months.

The core aim of the CoSuN ERC Advanced Grant is to investigate cooperative effects in supramolecular nanostructures. Duties include carrying our experimental research and promoting effective interactions with collaborators, through communication, coordination of experiments, and efficient drafting of joint manuscripts. Experience in spectral and structural modelling and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations to allow interpretation of ESR spectra would be an advantage.

This post will be based at the Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CAESR), in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and will focus on the use of pulsed EPR techniques for probing long-range electronic interactions between paramagnetic metal centres.

For information about the research group, please see http://caesr-web.chem.ox.ac.uk and http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk.

You should either already have a PhD in Chemistry or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the post.

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 - 124329.

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

The post is available from 1 September 2016.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 1 August 2016 can be considered.

Interviews will be held on 5 August 2016.

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 124329.
Application deadline for this post is 1 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrochemistry  (Professor John Foord)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor John Foord on a research project for a fixed-term period of 12 months.

The project involves the development of carbon based electrodes for applications in electrochemistry including areas relating to electrochemical sensing, electrocatalysis and energy applications. Find out more about the research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/john-foord.aspx.

You should have a PhD or equivalent research experience in electrochemistry or a close subject area, and have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

Duties include carrying out advanced study and research in the field of carbon-based electrochemistry and managing own academic research and administrative activities, involving small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 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 - 124180.

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

The post is available from 1 September 2016.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 1 August 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 124180.
Application deadline for this post is 5 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry  (Professors Martin Smith and Frank von Delft)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Martin Smith (Oxford Chemistry) and Professor Frank von Delft (SGC, Diamond Light) on a research project funded by the University of Oxford’s Department of Chemistry and Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), and Diamond Light Source (DLS) for a fixed-term period of 24 months.

An alliance between these three groups will enable the union of high-throughput X-ray screening with new catalyst-driven chemistry to access complex chiral fragments and enable rapid follow-up synthesis. The interests of these partners lie either in targeting biological problems or in how to apply novel chemical synthesis to such translational projects.

Duties will include working with chemoinformatics, structure-based and fragment-based drug design. You should have practical skills and experience of protein crystallography, and the ability to programme (C/C++, Python). Knowledge of small molecule drug discovery and medicinal chemistry is desirable.

You should have a PhD in computational chemistry and/or synthetic organic chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your 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 following link Postdoctoral Research Associate - 124376.

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

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 8 August 2016 can be considered.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders. The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 124376.
Application deadline for this post is 8 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Laboratory Technician  (Professor Kylie Vincent/Dr Holly Reeve)
Grade 5: £24,298 -£28,143 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician vacancy, under the supervision of Professor Kylie Vincent and Dr Holly Reeve. The post is for a period of 3 years and is funded by the EPSRC.

The post will mainly involve assisting in the identification and optimisation of suitable bacterial expression systems (most likely in E. coli) for scalable production of the metalloenzymes required for a novel H2-driven NADH cofactor recycling technology, HydRegen. The post will also involve supporting the wider research effort into applications and scale up of the H2-driven system.

You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Laboratory, including ensuring equipment is functioning, and monitoring and ordering stock as necessary. You will be educated to at least A-level or equivalent qualification in Science with laboratory experience, and have a good knowledge of chemical and biological health and safety regulations. You will have good IT skills, good communication skills and ability to take initiative as appropriate. You will be able to plan and prioritise your own workload and have a high level of attention to detail.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR.

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 link below: Laboratory Technician - 124192

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday, 12 August 2016. 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  quoting reference 124192.
Application deadline for this post is 12 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Assistant  (Professor Chris Schofield)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Professor Chris Schofield on a research project funded by Wellcome Trust for a fixed-term period of 30 months.

The project will involve working in a team focusing on the chemical basis of epigenetic regulation. The post is a key one in that it will be responsible for the efficient synthesis of novel inhibitor templates that will be used as functional probes. It will involve both synthesis and protein structure analysis, and may involve supervision of more junior team members.

You will be responsible for the design and synthesis of inhibitors of the AIRE (autoimmune regulator) transcription factor and other proteins involved in epigenetic regulation. Expertise in synthesis, new methods and/or the design of enzyme inhibitors/protein-protein interaction inhibitors is also essential.

You should a PhD in synthetic chemistry and/or medicinal chemistry/chemical biology as the core activity, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The post will be based in 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 following link Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 124485.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 12 August 2016 can be considered.

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 posts in Oxford.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 124485.
Application deadline for this post is 12 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics: Photophysics of Porphyrin Nanorings  (Professors Harry Anderson and Laura Herz )
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics. The post is available for a fixed-term until 30 April 2018.

This project will examine light-harvesting processes in porphyrin nanorings that mimic biological photosynthetic ring assemblies. Research will be conducted with Prof. Laura Herz (Department of Physics) in conjunction with Prof. Harry Anderson (Department of Chemistry), as part of a multi-disciplinary team at Oxford, involving chemistry and optical spectroscopy. The Research Assistant is expected to focus on photophysical investigations of these materials, unravelling and modelling energy flow and charge generation in novel supramolecular ring systems and two-dimensional ring layers.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, chemistry or a related field and have a strong background in ultrafast (sub-picosecond) optical spectroscopy.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, as evident from a strong publication record, and to work successfully as part of a larger research team

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Laura Herz (laura.herz@physics.ox.ac.uk).

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 124271.

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 19 August 2016 can be considered

The University of Oxford and the 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 124271.
Application deadline for this post is 19 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics: Magneto-Optical Effects in Porphyrin Nanorings  (Professor Robin Nicholas and Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics. The post is available for a fixed-term until 30 April 2018.

This project will investigate porphyrin nanorings that mimic biological photosynthetic assemblies. Research will be conducted with Prof. Robin Nicholas (Department of Physics) in conjunction with Prof. Harry Anderson (Department of Chemistry), as part of a multi-disciplinary team at Oxford, involving chemistry and optical spectroscopy and electrical transport in high magnetic fields.

The Research Associate is expected to lead a search for evidence for quantum mechanical coherence and delocalisation in the porphyrin nanorings using both optical and electrical techniques, such as Raman scattering and photoluminescence in high magnetic fields at low temperatures, to investigate phase-coherent phenomena, such as the Aharanov-Bohm effect.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, chemistry or a related field and have a strong background in optical spectroscopy.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, as evident from a strong publication record, and to work successfully as part of a larger research team.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 124272.

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 19 August 2016.

The University of Oxford and the 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 124272.
Application deadline for this post is 19 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Mass Spectrometry
Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry  (Professor James McCullagh)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry to take on a permanent role within the Mass Spectrometry Research Facility, directed by Professor James McCullagh.

For information about the group, please see: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/james-mccullagh.aspx/.

You will contribute directly to the research activities of the department through collaboration on a range of research projects, and through advanced instrument training and the provision of expert advice.

The postholder should have a PhD in chemical or analytical sciences involving significant use of mass spectrometry or have significant academic or industrial experience directly relevant to the post. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of mass spectrometry, a strong analytical ability and excellent communication and problem solving skills.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Postdoctoral Research Assistant - 124372.

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

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

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 25 August 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 124372.
Application deadline for this post is 25 August 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry  (Professor Martin Smith)
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Martin Smith (Oxford Chemistry) and Professor Frank von Delft (SGC, Diamond Light) on a research project funded by the University of Oxford’s Department of Chemistry and Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), and Diamond Light Source (DLS) for a period of 36 months.

The project involves research into high-throughput X-ray screening with new catalyst-driven chemistry to access complex chiral fragments and enable rapid follow-up synthesis.

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in synthetic or medicinal chemistry with post-qualification research experience.

Duties will include design and synthesise of novel chemical fragments for screening against new drug targets. You should have knowledge of computational methods in small molecule drug discovery, protein crystallography and extensive laboratory experience with synthetic organic chemistry.

Experience with small molecule drug discovery or medicinal chemistry is desirable as well as experience with fragment- based drug discovery.

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 following link Postdoctoral Research Associate - 124361.

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 26 August 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 124631.
Application deadline for this post is 26 August 2016
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