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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: Chemical Biology
Research Administrator  (Professor Hagan Bayley)
Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,057 - £29,552 p.a

Applications are invited for a Research Administrator to work with Professor Hagan Bayley for 12 months in the first instance. The post holder will manage the administrative office, in support of more senior members of staff, including responsibility for a range of processes for Professor Bayley. The post holder will support all staff, visitors and DPhil students in both the Organic and Chemical biology sections of Professor Bayley's group. The successful applicant will also provide administrative oversight on financial matters: for example,the management of research groups accounts/grants and maintain close links with the Chemistry grants team to ensure compliance with funder's regulations and coherence in departmental financial processes.

Applicants should hold a degree (BSc or higher) in chemistry, or a related area. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. 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 link below: Research Administrator - 117741 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 the 23 April 2015.Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117741.
Application deadline for this post is 23 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician  (Mechanical Engineering Manager)
£27,057 - £32,277 p.a. with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, you will design build, modify, maintain and repair items of scientific research equipment and instrumentation as required by academic researchers. You will have responsibility for managing the student workshop facility, and delivering the Mechanical Workshop training course.

You will be qualified to HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds or equivalent in an appropriate subject along with experience of teaching or training.

You will have good machining skills and experience of working with and programming CNC machines. You should have good levels of computer literacy including Microsoft outlook and Computer–aided design (CAD).

We are looking for a candidate with a good working knowledge of theory and application of safety regulations covering workshops and laboratories.

You will be able to work well in a team, communicate with people at all levels, with a proven ability to manage competing priorities and demands and a willingness to learn new skills as required.

The post is based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

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 Mechanical Engineering Senior Technician - 117841.

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 Monday 27 April 2015.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117841.
Application deadline for this post is 27 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Professor Edman Tsang)
£30,434 - £32,277 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Edman Tsang on a research project funded by the KACST of Saudi Arabia for a period of up to 16 months years. The project involves synthesis, characterisation and testing of new nano-catalysts for epoxidation.

Find out more about the research group at Tsang Research

Hold a PhD in Chemistry or Materials or a relevant subject area, or have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the appointment. Have experience in the synthesis of nanomaterials with defined size, shape and structure by chemical methodologies. You should be able to perform high resolution electron microscopy and diffraction techniques or be willing to learn new techniques in nanocatalyst synthesis.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry, South Parks Road, OX1 3QR and is available to start immediately.

The closing date for applications is midday Thursday 30 April 2015. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. Only applications received before midday on Thursday 30 April can be considered.

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 - 117717

The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan bronze award holder. 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 117717.
Application deadline for this post is 30 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid-State Chemistry / Physics  (Professor Peter Battle)
Grade 7: £30,434 - £33,242 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid-State Chemistry/Physics on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of 3 years. The project will be supervised by Professors Peter Battle and Stephen Blundell in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, respectively. The project involves the synthesis and characterisation of perovskite-related, mixed-metal oxides which have the potential to act as ferromagnets or relaxor ferromagnets; see Inorganic Chemistry 52, 6648 (2013) for more background information.

You should already have a PhD in solid-state chemistry or physics or a related subject area, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. You should have experience in chemical synthesis and some or all of magnetometry, neutron and X-ray scattering and µSR spectroscopy and be willing to learn new techniques and apply them in an interdisciplinary research environment.

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

The post is available immediately.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 117902

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 Thursday, 30 April 2015. Only applications received before midday on Thursday, 30 April 2015 can be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan bronze award holder. 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 117902.
Application deadline for this post is 30 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry in association with St Anne’s College  (Professor Philip Mountford)
£30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry in formal association with St Anne’s College. St Anne’s College and Oriel College operate a reciprocal and cooperative model for the provision of teaching in Chemistry, and therefore the successful applicant will also be expected to teach Inorganic Chemistry to students from Oriel College. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to act as a Senior Demonstrator in the Inorganic Chemistry teaching laboratory for up to 12 hours per week during term time. There will also be the possibility to undertake an amount of independent research in collaboration with one of the existing research groups in the Chemistry Department.

The successful applicant should either already have PhD in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry or have submitted a thesis prior to taking the post. They should have relevant undergraduate teaching experience in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry, preferably within the Oxford system and demonstrate excellence in teaching Inorganic Chemistry to undergraduate level students.

The post is for up to one year to cover maternity leave and will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR.

The post is available from 7 September 2015, 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: Departmental Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry - 117808

The closing date for applications is midday on 30 April 2015. Interviews will be held on 1 June or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Philip Mountford (PA: Linda.Webb@chem.ox.ac.uk)

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117808.
Application deadline for this post is 30 April 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (DiStruc)  (Professor Dirk Aarts)
from £29,713 p.a

A fellowship position is available for a period of three years, tenable at Oxford University, on a project entitled ‘Microfluidic directed structure of liquid crystal phases in confinement’. Candidates will be registered for PhD training while employed by the University on the Marie Sk³odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network DiStruc DiStruc and their work will involve real-space confocal microscopy, laser tweezing, synthesis, microfluidics, and image analysis.

Candidates must possess a good Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry or a closely relevant field; have a strong background in soft condensed matter and a willingness to foster strong scientific interactions with other members of the DiStruc team.

The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £29,713 per annum. 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 three years. Candidates 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 2015.

The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ. Please quote reference 117952 in all correspondence.

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 - 117952.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application together with the names and contact details of two referees.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 13 May 2015.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117952.
Application deadline for this post is 13 May 2015
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (Synchronic)  (Professor Harry Anderson)
from £29,713 p.a

A fellowship position is available for a fixed-term period of 3 years, tenable at the University of Oxford, on a project entitled 'Supramolecularly Engineered Architectures for Optoelectronics and Photonics.'

Candidates will be registered for PhD training while employed by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will be expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding in all areas of chemistry important for this project (organic, inorganic and physical). Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Chemistry or other relevant field, and should have research experience.

The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £29,713 per annum. 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 three years.

Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible.

You should either already have a Masters Degree in Chemistry or other relevant field.

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

The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 1 October 2015.

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 - 117988.

An application should include a CV, evidence of a Master's degree in Chemistry or other relevant field by the date of the appointment together with the names and contact details of two references.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 14 May 2015 can be considered however it is advised to please contact Professor Harry Anderson: harry.anderson@chem.ox.ac.uk as soon as possible if you are interested in the position.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to harry.anderson@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 117988.
Application deadline for this post is 14 May 2015
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