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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.

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Athena SWAN

 
Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Associate Professor (or Professor) of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in association with Merton College and Associate Professor (or Professor) of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in association with Wadham College  (Professor Stuart Mackenzie)
On a scale from 45,562 - £61,179 p.a. (plus substantial additional benefits as detailed in the job description)

Applications are invited for two posts of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Merton College (position one) and the second position at Wadham College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications are invited from those with research interests in all areas of physical and theoretical/computational chemistry and its boundaries with other disciplines. Preference may be given to those undertaking experimental programmes of research.

The successful candidates will hold a doctorate in physical and/or theoretical chemistry or a related field, and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with evidence of imaginative research plans and the potential to lead and manage new research initiatives.

The postholders will be required to engage in original research within the field of physical chemistry (interpreted broadly) and/or theoretical chemistry and/or boundaries with other disciplines; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching and demonstrating at undergraduate and graduate level.

The posts are available from September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications for these vacancies are to be made online. For instructions on how to apply, and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the following links Associate Professor or Professor (Merton College) - 124089 and Associate Professor or Professor (Wadham College) - 126454.

Enquiries about the posts should be addressed to the Head of Physical Chemistry, Professor Stuart Mackenzie via Laura-Jean Holdcroft using the email address below or tel: 01865 275402.

Applicants may want to consider applying for both positions.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 16 February, 2017. Interviews will be held in Oxford and are likely to take place during the week commencing 20 March 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to laura-jean.holdcroft@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 124089 and 126454.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry  (Professor Stephen Fletcher)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Stephen Fletcher on a research project funded by EPSRC for a period of 1 year.

The project involves the development of new catalytic reactions. Find out more about the Fletcher research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/stephen-fletcher.aspx.

The role will include developing and testing new hypothesis, analysing and reviewing scientific data and managing own academic research and small scale project deadlines, to coordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

You should have a PhD in organic chemistry or a related 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 and is available from 1 February 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 Assistant - 126715.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 9 January 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 126715.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry  (Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 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. 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. This project is a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology, Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine and UCL including Professor Sten Eirik Jacobsen, Professor Paresh Vyas, Dr Petter Woll, Professor Thomas Milne and Professor Tariq Enver.

The posts are funded by OxStem Oncology and are available immediately for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 24 months. 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 appointments. For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Angela Russell (angela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk). To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on: Post Graduate Research Associate in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry - 126572. You will be required to upload a summary sheet, supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Monday 9 January 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 126572.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Organic/Medicinal Chemistry  (Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for three postdoctoral research assistants 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 Cardio, the fourth 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. 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 Cardio aims to identify new classes of drug candidates to activate endogenous cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells for cardiac regeneration. The team will focus initially on restoring lost functional tissue after myocardial infarction and ischaemic heart disease with a later, parallel focus on modulating oedema and inflammation by stimulating coronary lymphatic vessels. 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. This project is a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine including Professor Steve Davies, Professor Angela Russell, Professor Paul Riley and Professor Roger Patient.

The posts are funded by OxStem Cardio and are available immediately for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 24 months. 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 appointments. For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Angela Russell (angela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk). To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on Post Graduate Research Associate in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry - 126569. You will be required to upload a summary sheet, supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Monday 9 January 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 126569.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medicinal Chemistry  (Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to join an established medicinal chemistry team working under the overall supervision of Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell. The project forms part of the UtroDMD Alliance – a strategic alliance established in November 2013 between the University of Oxford and Summit Therapeutics to develop utrophin modulators for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Summit’s lead drug, ezutromid is currently undergoing Phase 2 evaluation in DMD patients. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work with world leading researchers and contribute to the development of innovative new therapies for areas of significant unmet medical need, with the primary focus being on DMD. The team is currently optimising a number of novel compound classes which upregulate the production of utrophin, and represent potential treatments for DMD, in a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, including Professor Angela Russell, Professor Steve Davies and Professor Dame Kay Davies, and Summit Therapeutics. The posts are funded by Summit Therapeutics and are available from 1 February 2017 for 12 months in the first instance. 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 appointments. For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Angela Russellangela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. You will be required to upload a summary sheet, supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Monday 9 January 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 Assistant - 126476.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 126476.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Senior Development Manager  (Rosie Mortimer)
Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is seeking an experienced and motivated fundraiser to support its current and future growth, including the development of a new state-of–the-art interdisciplinary research and teaching facilities to enhance the environment for its growing population of employees, students and visitors.

The role will involve the review and execution the fundraising campaign strategy, building strong relationships with the academics and leveraging networks to solicit gifts. Working closely with the Head of Development - Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, the Senior Development Manager will be responsible for philanthropic income to the Department, with a focus on gifts from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporations.

You are a confident fundraiser with a significant track record of raising gifts at the five-figure level and upwards. An experienced relationship builder, you are able to swiftly establish rapport with academics, senior volunteers and donors alike. An understanding of collegiate universities, or a complex working environment would be advantageous. A personal enjoyment of the learning environment and ability to communicate complex ideas to a general audience is essential. You will have been educated in a scientific discipline, and will have an understanding of, and enthusiasm for the University’s MPLS division.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 with the responsibilities and salary adjusted accordingly.

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

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Only applications received before midday on Monday 9 January 2017 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 Senior Development Manager - 125580.

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

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 125580.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory (up to four posts)  (Professor David Logan)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for up to four Postdoctoral Research Associates to perform research on the theory of condensed matter working with Professors J T Chalker, F Essler, P Fendley, D E Logan and S Simon. The positions are supported from an EPSRC grant for work on Quantum Matter in and Out of Equilibrium.

The posts are available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting from 1 October 2017, with possible extension for a third year.

The successful candidates will work in collaboration with the Investigators on research supported by the grant. This allows considerable flexibility but has as its main themes: Disorder in Correlated Quantum Matter, Characterisation and Detection of Topological Matter, Non-Equilibrium Quantum States of Matter, Geometric Descriptions of Topological Phases.

The successful candidates will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/DPhil in Physics, or a closely related field. The postholders are expected to conduct research in collaboration with the theoretical condensed matter physics group at Oxford University.

Duties will include carrying out research in theoretical physics within the general areas supported by the EPSRC grant and collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles.

The posts will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ.

Candidates must submit applications online via: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8362

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 January 2017.

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 126132.
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher in Supramolecular Optoelectonic Materials (SYNCHRONIC)  (Professor Harry Anderson)
MC ESR: from £29,713 p.a.

A fellowship position is available for a period of 17 months, tenable at the University of Oxford, on a project entitled 'Supramolecularly Engineered Architectures for Optoelectronics and Photonics' (SYNCHRONICS) under the supervision of Professor Harry L Anderson.

The project involves the synthesis and testing of supramolecular optoelectonic materials. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding in all areas of chemistry important for this project (organic, inorganic and physical). Find out more about the research group at: http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £29,713 p.a. The actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate to be notified by the EC. 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.

You should hold a degree in chemistry (or expect to have completed a degree prior to taking up the appointment). Expertise in synthetic organic and supramolecular chemistry is desirable.

Candidates who have already been awarded a doctorate degree at the time when they apply for this position are ineligible. Candidates who already have more that 4 years of full-time research experience (measured from the date when they obtained the MSc degree which formally entitled them to embark on a doctorate) are also ineligible.

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 in Supramolecular Optoelectonic Materials (SYNCHRONIC) - 126714.

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

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 31 January 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 126714.
Application deadline for this post is 31 January 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Chemistry  (Professor Jonathan Doye)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Doye on a computational research project funded by EPSRC for a fixed-term period of 6 months. To find out more about research in the Doye group please see: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/jonathan-doye.aspx/.

The role will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Other duties will include testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and contributing ideas for new research projects.

You should have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. Expertise in molecular simulations and statistical mechanics is essential.

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

The post is available from 1 March 2017 and must finish by 25 September 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 Assistant - 127126.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 8 February 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 127126.
Application deadline for this post is 8 February 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Building Facilities Technician  (Mr Paul Mitchell)
Grade 4: £21,200 - £24,565 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Building Facilities Technician, to work alone or in conjunction with others, to provide Facilities Management for the Department of Chemistry. This includes building maintenance and repair for example mechanical, electrical, pipework and air handling systems.

In addition there is project work including laboratory de-commissioning and clearance as well as fit out and refurbishment of new Laboratory facilities.

You will have a wide range of technical experience and advanced DIY skills and will be flexible in your work approach to switch between differing priorities with ease, servicing a variety of customer needs.

You will be educated to GCSE or equivalent in Math’s and English and have excellent communication skills both written and spoken.

You will have good IT skills including MS Office, and the internet and willing to learn new IT systems as and when required. You will have an organised approach to work and the ability to prioritise your own workload in a busy environment

The post will be based primarily in the Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford but will work across the department of Chemistry in other Chemistry buildings as and when required.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The vacancy will close at midday on Monday 13 February 2017.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Building Facilities Technician - 127077/a>.

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

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver award holder. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127077.
Application deadline for this post is 13 February 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Part-time Project Manager  (Professor Veronique Gouverneur)
Grade 7:31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro-rata)

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Part-time Project Manager to work under the supervision of Professor Veronique Gouverneur. This EU grant funded position will manage the administrative process in support of the FLUDD Innovative Training Network, whilst also providing some administrative support to the Project Coordinator Professor Veronique Gouverneur. You will have significant responsibility for the management of the grant funding, liaising with colleagues across The University of Oxford along with other universities in the UK and abroad and the European commission/REA. There will be some overseas travel to project meetings.

You will be educated to Masters level or preferably hold a PhD in Chemistry or a related subject. Proven project management experience, skills and knowledge are essential.

The post requires you to work pro-actively, creatively and flexibly. You will have the ability to propose innovative and appropriate solutions in written and oral form, with the capacity to handle multiple aspects of the project and conflicting deadlines

The role presents an excellent opportunity to establish a career in University Administration, and offers a challenging opportunity to work with a wide range of people in a lively environment.

The position is available immediately and is fixed term contract for 4 years.

All applications are to be made online no later than 12.00 midday on Thursday 16th February 2017.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Part-time Project Manager - 127294/a>.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver award holder. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127294.
Application deadline for this post is 16 February 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
NMR Service Manager  (Professor Tim Claridge)
Grade 7: £31,079 - £38.183 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is recruiting for a NMR spectroscopist to be responsible for the daily management of the NMR service offered to researchers as part of the core NMR facility within the department. This comprises fifteen spectrometers (solution and solid-state), provides analytical services for over 400 researchers and is staffed by a team of five spectroscopists and technicians.

The successful applicant will report to the Director of NMR Spectroscopy (Professor Tim Claridge) and will contribute to world-leading research in the chemical sciences by providing an expert, problem-solving service to researchers involving NMR data collection, interpretation and reporting. They will assist with the day-to-day operation of the laboratories and instrumentation and will contribute to the training of researchers in the use of NMR instrumentation, providing guidance on experiment selection, execution and data interpretation. They will contribute directly to the research activities of the Department through collaborative participation in diverse research projects and will assist facility users in the implementation and application of new NMR methodologies. The postholder will have a PhD in chemical sciences involving significant use of high-level NMR spectroscopy or have significant academic or industrial experience directly relevant to the post.

The post has become vacant through staff retirement and will be available from 1 April 2017. This is a full-time post, however we will consider applications from candidates looking for flexible working opportunities.

The post is 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.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link NMR Service Manager - 127239/a>.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver award holder. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 20 February 2017 can be considered.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127239.
Application deadline for this post is 20 February 2017
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