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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: Rotaxane, Catenane & Polyyne Chemistry  (Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7.1 – 7.3: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L Anderson on a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust for a period of 36 months.

The project involves multistep organic synthesis, macrocycles, coordination chemistry, rotaxanes, catenanes and polyynes. Find out more about the research group at: http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Expertise in the organic synthesis is essential.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and writing up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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

The post is available from 1 June 2017. There is some flexibility about the start date but preference will be given to candidates who can start before 1 October 2017. If possible, the successful candidate will be in post by this date, so that they can help to guide the PhD student on this project, who will start on 1 October 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 - 128293.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 28 April 2017 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 128293.
Application deadline for this post is 28 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Laboratory Technician  (Professor Kylie Vincent/Dr Holly Reeve )
Grade 5: £24,565 - £28,452 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 2 years and is funded by the EPSRC.

The post will mainly involve assisting 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 following link: Laboratory Technician – 128545

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday, 5 May 2017. 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 128545.
Application deadline for this post is 5 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry  (Professor Darren Dixon)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Darren J Dixon on a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

The project involves the development of new broadly applicable photocatalytic methodologies for the synthesis of amines and nitrogen containing heterocycles. Find out more about the Dixon research group at: http://dixon.chem.ox.ac.uk//.

You should have a PhD in organic chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Additional details of the post and its requirements are listed in the Further Particulars.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities, working in an organised and motivated manner and co-ordinating aspects of the project to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 July 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 - 128532.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 12 May 2017 will 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 128532.
Application deadline for this post is 12 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
Part-time Training Netwoek Administrator  (Professor Dirk Aarts)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

Applications are invited for a part time Training Network Administrator to work under the supervision of Professor Dirk Aarts in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. The post is fixed-term until 31 December 2018 subject to salary offered.

This 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 on 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 reporting to the European Commission, keeping track of the finances and organising events.

This is a part-time post, 22.5 hours/0.6 FTE.

The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ and is available from 1 June 2017.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Training Network Administrator - 128707.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 15 May 2017 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 128707.
Application deadline for this post is 15 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Facilities Team
Part-time Receptionist (17.75 hours pw)  (Mrs Joy Cooke)
Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220

The Department of Chemistry are looking for a Part-Time Receptionist to join our Facilities Team.

Your role will be to carry out the full range of receptionist duties, as well as supporting the Facilities Team in their day to day running of the Chemistry buildings and offering support to the Administration Team and stores.

Working independently you will be the initial point of contact for all visitors to the department, and have previous Receptionist experience or front of house experience. You must enjoy meeting people, be well organised and have good levels of IT literacy.

You will also provide administrative support for departmental/academic staff; including filing, photocopying, preparing and distributing papers, preparing expense claims and making travel arrangements.

This post will be based in the Department of Chemistry in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory but you may also be required to work in the Chemistry Research Laboratory and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory when required.

The working hours for this posts are:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm – 5.15pm and Tuesday, Thursday 1.15pm – 5.15pm ( 17.75 hours)

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Part-time Receptionist - 128606.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver Award holders. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request.

Applications for the vacancy are to be made online. The vacancy will close at midday on Thursday 18th May 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 128606.
Application deadline for this post is 18 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Facilities Team
Part-time Receptionist (9.75 hours pw)  (Mrs Joy Cooke)
Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 (pro-rata for part-time hours)

The Department of Chemistry are looking for a Part-Time Receptionist to join our Facilities Team.

Your role will be to carry out the full range of receptionist duties, as well as supporting the Facilities Team in their day to day running of the Chemistry buildings and offering support to the Administration Team and stores.

Working independently you will be the initial point of contact for all visitors to the department, and have previous Receptionist experience or front of house experience. You must enjoy meeting people, be well organised and have good levels of IT literacy.

You will also provide administrative support for departmental/academic staff; including filing, photocopying, preparing and distributing papers, preparing expense claims and making travel arrangements.

This post will be based in the Department of Chemistry in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory but you may also be required to work in the Chemistry Research Laboratory and THE Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory when required.

The working hours for this posts are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm – 5.15pm (9.75 hours)

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Part-time Receptionist - 128605.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver Award holders. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request.

Applications for the vacancy are to be made online.

The vacancy will close at midday on Thursday 18th May 2017

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 128605.
Application deadline for this post is 18 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Polyyne Rotaxanes and Conjugated Macrocycles  (Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7.1 – 7.3: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L Anderson on a research project funded for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The project involves multistep organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry. Find out more about the research group at: http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Expertise in the organic synthesis is essential.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research. You will also adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 July 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 - 128603.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 22 May 2017 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 128603.
Application deadline for this post is 22 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship  (Professor Ben Davis)
From: £30,215.66 p.a.

A fellowship position is available for a period of 36 months, 50% which is tenable at Oxford University and 50% overseas on secondment on a project entitled ‘Late Stage Fluorination and Synthesis of Fragments and Molecules for Drug Discovery’. The post will be under the supervision of Professor Ben Davis, please see the following link for further details of the group: http://http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/ben-davis.aspx/.

The successful candidate will be employed by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (FLUDD) and will enrol on a PhD training programme as a mandatory requirement of this post.

Candidates must hold a first class BSc/MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related area prior to taking up the appointment.

You will be expected to conduct complex experiments and scientific analysis and also contribute to the development of new techniques and reporting of results. Good verbal and written communications skills in English are required.

The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £30,215.66 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount 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 aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 1 October 2017.

The post will be based 50% in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and 50% overseas on secondment.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link -Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship - 128719.

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

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 25 May 2017 can be considered.

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@chm.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 128719.
Application deadline for this post is 25 May 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Peptide and Protein Fluorination  (Professor Veronique Gouverneur and Professor Ben Davis)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professors Veronique Gouverneur and Ben Davis on a research project funded by the BBSRC for a period of 12 months.

This project involves developing innovative methods for the direct fluorine-labelling of biomolecules for applications in imaging.

Further details regarding the research groups of Professor Veronique Gouverneur and Professor Ben Davis can be found at: www.chem.ox.ac.uk

You should have a PhD in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology or a relevant subject area and have submitted your thesis prior to taking up this appointment.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of research and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and writing up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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

The position is available from 3 July 2017 and must start by 2 October 2017.

Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

All applications are to be made online and no later than 12.00 midday on 26th May 2017. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

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 - 128681.

The University of Oxford and 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 128681.
Application deadline for this post is 26 May 2017
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