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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 Chemistry
Senior Demonstrator and Lab Course Developer  (Professor Stuart Mackenzie / Dr Nicholas Green)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 per annum

The Department of Chemistry is currently building a new, purpose-built, state of the art Teaching Laboratory to deliver its undergraduate practical course. As a result, we are looking for a Laboratory Course Developer, specialising in physical chemistry, to work with members of the Chemistry Practical Course Committee to co-ordinate the integration and redesign of our current three undergraduate practical courses into a single course based in the new facility.

The role will involve working with the managers of the three current undergraduate practical courses (Organic, Inorganic and Physical) to develop a wide range of new high quality experiments to teach students practical chemistry skills and complement the lecture-based component of the course. The successful candidate will be responsible for testing the experiments to ensure appropriateness, as well as for developing the relevant written materials to support each experiment. In addition, you will support the current practical teaching course during term time, acting as a senior demonstrator and providing advice and support to undergraduate students.

You will hold a postgraduate degree in chemistry or related subject, and be passionate about teaching of practical chemistry and chemical education, with experience in teaching at undergraduate level. Your organisational ability will be excellent, with strong written and presentation skills. The ability to work with a wide range of people and motivate them to achieve agreed goals will be critical in this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in leading practical education in Chemistry at Oxford.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, and is a fixed-term contract to 30 September 2019.

To apply for this role, please submit your application online via: Senior Demonstrator and Lab Course Developer - 129585

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 noon on 24 July 2017.

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 129585.
Application deadline for this post is 26 July 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Undergraduate Studies Administrator  (Dr Nicholas Green)
Grade 6: 27,629 - 32,958 p.a

The Department of Chemistry is recruiting for an Undergraduate Studies Administrator who will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the Undergraduate Programme, including admissions and timetabling, the allocation of Part II students to supervisors and the examing process, with the support of the Director of Studies.

You will be responsible for making a critical annual review of departmental procedures in consultation with the Director of Studies, Teaching committee and other critical parties. This will involve contributing to the annual admissions sent to the University, revising the Examination Regulations and Conventions and supervising the Part ll project allocation process.

You will be responsible for supervising the work of the Undergraduate Studies Administration Assistant and ensuring all deadlines are met at all times.

You will have excellent organisational skills, including the ability to balance demands from different areas, prioritise work and manage your time effectively.

You will have good IT skills including MS Office, the internet, and email with the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, databases and update web pages.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

To apply for this role, please submit your application online via: Undergraduate Studies Administrator - 129316

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

The vacancy will close at midday on 28th July 2017.

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 by a disabled applicant.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 129316.
Application deadline for this post is 28 July 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Paul Beer)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Paul Beer on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of 3 years. The aim of the project is to exploit the unique topological interlocked host cavities and dynamic properties of rotaxanes and catenanes as a sophisticated means of sensing anions of biological, medical and environmental importance.

Find out more about the Beer research group at Beer Research.

You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a related area, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires a strong background in synthetic supramolecular organic and coordination chemistry. You will be 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 Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA.

The post is available from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 129946

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 4 August, 2017. 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 129946.
Application deadline for this post is 4 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate (two posts)  (Dr Akane Kawamura and Professor Chris Schofield)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work under the supervision of Dr Akane Kawamura and Professor Chris Schofield on a research project funded by the CRUK for a period of 24 months. This project involves biochemical and structural studies of histone demethylases. Find out more about the Schofield and Kawamura research groups at http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/christopher-schofield.aspx and http://kawamura.chem.ox.ac.uk. You should have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You will be responsible for the biochemical and biophysical characterisation of JmjC domain containing histone demethylases. Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

This post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford. The position must start by 1 October 2017. All applications are to be made online and no later than 12.00 midday on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. To apply please following the following link. Vacancy 129568 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 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 129568.
Application deadline for this post is 9 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymerisation Catalysis  (Professor Charlotte Williams)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymerization Catalysis to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams, on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of 18 months, working on development of homogeneous polymerization catalysts allowing production of polymers from renewable resources.

Find out more about the Williams research group at Williams Research.

You should have been awarded a PhD in Chemistry, or a related area, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

The research requires a strong background in catalysis and polymer chemistry. The research is also part of a larger collaboration with other universities and industry, as such strong communication, team-work and organization skills will be essential.

You will also be 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 3TA.

The post is available from 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130029.

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 14 August 2017. 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 130029.
Application deadline for this post is 14 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis (2 posts)  (Professor Martin Smith)
Grade 7: 31,0786 - 38,183 p.a

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Prof Martin Smith on a research project funded by EPSRC for a period of 3 years. The project involves the development of new methods for the enantioselective synthesis of axially chiral molecules.

Find out more about the Smith research group at Smith Research

You should have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or catalysis or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have experience in complex organic synthesis and/or catalysis. The role will include synthesis, catalysis, and the investigation of reaction mechanisms.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link : Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130021

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 14 August 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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 130021.
Application deadline for this post is 14 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrochemistry/Diagnostics  (Professor Jason Davis )
Grade 7: 31,076 -38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrochemistry/Diagnostics to work under the supervision of Professor Jason Davis on a research project funded by Osler for a period of 12 months. The project involves the design, characterisation and utilisation of non-fouling receptive interfaces conducive to diagnostic assays.

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. You should be familiar with surface chemical and advanced spectroscopic methods. Experience in SPR and/or electroanalysis would be beneficial. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, to supervise other team activities where 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 - 130060

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 16 August 2017. 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 130060.
Application deadline for this post is 16 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry  (Professor Charlotte Williams)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for 1 Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams on a research project funded by the EPSRC working on development of polymers from sustainable feedstock, especially polyesters, ethers and carbonates. The post will be for a period of up to 18 months.

Find out more about the Williams research group at Williams Research.

You should have been awarded a PhD in Chemistry, or a related area, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires a strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization. The research is also part of a larger collaboration with other universities and industry, as such strong communication, team-work and organization skills will be essential. You will also be 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 3TA.

The post is available from 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130058

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 Wednesday 16 August, 2017. 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 130058.
Application deadline for this post is 16 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sugar Chemical Biology  (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 Professor Ben Davis on a research project funded by Lab 282 for a period of 12 months. The project involves research at the interface of chemistry and biology that will use methods to label peptides and proteins for exploratory use in imaging. Find out more about the research group at Davis Research.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities, contributing ideas for new research projects and developing ideas for generating research income and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical biology or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

The post is available immediately and 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 link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130111. 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 16 August 2017. 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 130111.
Application deadline for this post is 16 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthesis of Photo-Switchable Dyes for Super-Resolution Microscopy  (Professor Harry Anderson)
Grade 7: Salary in the range 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 project funded for a period of 22 months by the Wellcome Trust.

The project involves multistep organic synthesis, photochemistry and microscopy, and it is a collaboration with Professor Ilan Davis (Department of Biochemistry) and Professor Christian Eggeling (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine).

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.

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.

The post is available from 1 November 2017 and the start date is flexible and will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 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 link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130116.

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 16 August 2017. 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 130116.
Application deadline for this post is 16 August 2017
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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 to work under the supervision of Professor Stephen Fletcher on a research project funded by the ERC for an initial period of 1 year. The project involves exploration of the chemical reaction networks that may be relevant to the origins of life. Find out more about Fletcher research group at: Fletcher Research.

You should have a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should be able to work at the border of organic and physical chemistry or be willing to learn new techniques in systems chemistry and physical chemistry.

The role will include the development of novel reaction systems, their analysis via standard characterisation methods (NMR, LC, MS, optical techniques, etc) and collaboration with leading groups developing novel characterisation methods including microfluidics and microscopy.

The post is available from 1 September 2017 and will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 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 link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130139.

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 18 August 2017. 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 130139.
Application deadline for this post is 18 August 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemitsry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry  (Professor Susan Perkin)
Grade 7: 31,076 - 38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Susan Perkin on a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for a period of 3 years. The project involves experimental measurements of surface forces across liquid nano-films. Find out more about the Surface Forces research group at: Perkin Research.

You should have a PhD in experimental physics, physical chemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment.

This role involves developing methodology and analysis in the direction of out-of-equilibrium systems and/or the effect of non-uniform fields on confined liquids. It will involve a strong experimental element as well as data analysis, modelling, and interpretation.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities and carrying out experimental research including measurement of surface forces using the surface force balance, and subsequent data analysis using appropriate methods and software.

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

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and must be taken up by 31 March 2018.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 130059.

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 28 August 2017. 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 130059.
Application deadline for this post is 28 August 2017
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