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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 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 post is funded by OxStem Oncology and are available immediately for 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 on: 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 - 127830.. 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 Friday 31 March 2017.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127830.
Application deadline for this post is 31 March 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship (2 posts)  (Professor Ben Davis)
From: £30,215.66 p.a.

Two fellowship positions are 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’. These posts 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 candidates 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 posts 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 - 127126.

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 6 April 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@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127923.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher( ESR) Fellowship  (Professor Veronique Gouverneur)
Starting from £30,215.66

Two fellowship positions are 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 Flourination and its application in drug discovery.’

The successful candidates will be employed by the University on a Marie Sk³odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, 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 three 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 posts will be based 50% in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford and 50% overseas on secondment.

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

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 (ESR) Fellowship - 127922

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.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6th April 2017

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127922.
Application deadline for this post is 6 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Inorganic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry  (Professor Simon J Clarke)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Simon J Clarke on a research project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a period of 2 years in the first instance. The project is entitled “Soft chemical control to achieve new layered architectures and strongly correlated states” and involves chemical synthesis using high and low temperature techniques, structural analysis, crystal growth and correlating physical properties with composition and crystal structure. The work is a collaboration with Profs Stephen Blundell and Andrew Boothroyd in Oxford Physics.

The role will include chemical synthesis, powder and single crystal diffraction, magnetometry, transport measurements, supervision of graduate and masters students and there will be opportunities to drive the research direction and to lead experimental teams at international facilities (e.g. the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility).

Find out more about the Clarke research group at Clarke Research

You should have a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry or a cognate subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have expertise in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry. The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, and coordination of the multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines. You should be able to perform chemical synthesis using a wide range of techniques, interpret crystallographic data and interpret physical property measurements, and be willing to learn new techniques related to these.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 127908

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 7 April 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 127908.
Application deadline for this post is 7 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Department of Chemistry
Deputy Director of Studies  (Dr Nick Green)
Grade 9: £45.562 - £52,793 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry offers world class education for undergraduate and postgraduate students, consistently being rated amongst the best in the UK. We host 400 postgraduates annually, and approximately 720 undergraduate students studying for the four-year MChem degree of which the final year consists of a 38 week research project undertaken within a research group, or Part II. Further details of Chemistry Part II programme can be found at http://teaching.chem.ox.ac.uk/part-ii-year.aspx; postgraduate education can be found at http://postgraduate.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

We are looking for a Deputy Director of Studies to support the Director of Studies, particularly in managing the Part II and postgraduate programmes.

The Deputy Director of Studies will have responsibility for the Chemistry Part II and postgraduate programmes, providing academic leadership for the Faculty team in admissions, teaching, exams and final assessments. The post-holder will have academic oversight of objectives such as student number and completion rates.

The post-holder will also provide support for the Director of Studies in the undergraduate programme, including arranging central provision of study skills, approval of Part II placements and in admission and examination processes.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Chemistry with significant experience of teaching and commensurate research profile, as well as high levels of organisational skills with clear leadership and judgement ability. Ideally, they will have experience of working in a collegiate university. This is a full-time role but allows the post-holder to carry out additional teaching up to a maximum of six hours per week for which additional remuneration will be paid.

This post will normally be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link Deputy Director of Studies - 127941.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application

All applications are to be made no later than 12.00 midday on Monday 10th April 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.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 127941.
Application deadline for this post is 10 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) in Catalysis/Organic Chemistry (2 Posts)  (Professor Tim Donohoe)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work under the supervision of Professor Tim Donohoe on a research project funded by EPSRC, each for a period of up to 18 months. The project involves catalysis and its application to synthetic organic chemistry.

Find out more about the Donohoe research group at: Donohoe Research

You should have a PhD in Organic Chemistry or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment and have expertise in the design and execution of synthetic schemes and a strong appreciation of mechanism in organic chemistry. Duties include developing and testing new hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, 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, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than 30 October 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 Associate - 127969

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 14 April 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 127969.
Application deadline for this post is 14 April 2017
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Department of Chemistry
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Building Facilities Technician  (Mr Paul Mitchell)
Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

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 Wednesday 19th April 2017.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Bronze 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 128165.
Application deadline for this post is 19 April 2017
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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

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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