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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 and Theoretical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry  (Professor Philipp Kukura)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura on a research project funded by the ERC for a fixed-term period of 6 months.

The project involves application of interferometric scattering microscopy to dynamin dynamics. Find out more about Professor Kukura’s research group at: http://http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/philipp-kukura.aspx.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have extensive experience with dynamin preparation and single molecule assays, ideally in connection with their interaction with membrane nanotubes.

The role will include the preparation of membrane nanotube assays followed by the direct observation of dynamin dynamics through interferometric scattering microscopy.

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

The post is available from 1 January 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 - 126190.

The post is available from 1 January 2017.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 7 December 2016 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 126190.
Application deadline for this post is 7 December 2016
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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 Thursday 8 December 2016 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.
Application deadline for this post is 8 December 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
126475  (Chris Schofield)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Christopher Schofield on a research project funded by the MRC for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The project involves developing new agents to combat antimicrobial resistance via a multidisciplinary approach employing state of the art assays, medicinal chemistry and microbiology. The focus will be on inhibitors of penicillin binding proteins and beta-lactamases. Find out more about Schofield research group at: http://schofield.chem.ox.ac.uk/ The successful candidate will hold a PhD with biophysics, modelling, and/or organic chemistry as the core activities and have expertise in biophysics (e.g. NMR and crystallography) and in synthesis. You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area including a strong publications track record.

You will be responsible for the design and synthesis of inhibitors of inhibitors for the overall project. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate, and adapt existing and develop new synthetic techniques and synthetic methodology The post is available immediately and will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford. 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 Friday 9 December 2016.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox,ac,uk quoting reference 126475.
Application deadline for this post is 9 December 2016
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Department of Chemistry
Section: Organic Chemistry
126572  (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 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 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.

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 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: Organic Chemistry
Postgraduate 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 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.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 126569.
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