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Academic Vacancies

Postgraduate Teaching Vacancies

Only available to UCL Chemistry Students - working a maximum of 20 hours per week. Work must not be carried out until we have seen and verified your Right to Work (i.e. passport). If you work before this, you will not be paid for any hours you did.

Postgraduate employment opportunities - Chemistry Department

Applications are invited from postgraduate students who wish to be considered for the following posts:

  • Postgraduate demonstrators
  • Ad-Hoc work in the department

Payment will be at Grade 5 pt 15 on the UCL salary scale, which is currently £13.77 per hour (including London Allowance).

Successful applicants will be issued with an 'As and When' contract valid until for the duration of your degree registration.

If you wish to apply for Postgraduate teaching/demonstrating, please go to the PG Teaching Moodle page at: https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/login/index.php

for further instructions, under the heading 'Chemistry Teaching for PhD Students and PDRAs. You can also email our HR Administrator, Ms Judith James from whom further details are available (Email: j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk).

In addition, you should send to Judith James a CV containing the following information:

Your CV should contain the following information.

1. Full name

2. Address

3. Date of birth

4. Academic Qualifications

5. National Insurance No. (if known)

6. Your Student registration number

7. Your areas of expertise

8. The name of your Supervisor

9. Month and year your postgraduate studies are due to finish if you complete and submit your thesis on time.

For Ad-hoc duties, arrangements will be made with UniTemps for payments to be processed, but again, they must see your Right to Work first before any work is done. Please contact Ms Judith James for guidance.

Please note, your Right to Work (i.e. passport) must be checked before you commence work. Please bring your passport to Judith, Nicola Phillips or Louise McSeveny for verification.

Applications are welcome at any time throughout the year but you cannot be considered for any paid employment within the department until you have applied and been accepted.

You should not carry out any work until we have seen and verified your right to work, any work carried out before this period will not be paid.

 

Postdoctoral Research Vacancies

 

 

Research Fellow in Organic Electrosynthetic Chemistry , - Ref: 1824333 (D/L: 07/10/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Dr. Jon Wilden in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through a Leverhulme Trust grant to develop new electrochemical methods for the activation of molecular oxygen to manipulate organic molecules. The postholder will focus on the use of electrochemistry to generate reactive oxygen species at an electrode which can then undergo radical reactions for the creation of new carbon-carbon bonds in a clean and efficient manner.

The appointment is for two years in the first instance, starting as soon as possible.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Organic Chemistry involving some aspects of electrochemical synthesis. The successful candidate should also have experience in compound purification and characterization, NMR spectroscopy and electron transfer processes.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 to £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click here

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jon Wilden (j.wilden@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 7th October 2019

 

 

 

Research Fellow in Computational Photocatalysis, - Ref:1820533 (D/L: 12/9/2019)

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Dr. Martijn Zwijnenburg in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through a Leverhulme Grant, to work on computationally exploring metal-free pathways for hydrogen evolution by polymer photocatalysts.

The postholder will focus on the computational prediction of possible metal-free pathways for hydrogen evolution and/or water oxidation by polymer photocatalysts, the spectroscopic signatures that could be used to probe for such pathways in future experimental work, and the identification of promising systems to study experimentally in the future. Photocatalytic watersplitting using polymeric photocatalysts is currently a very vibrant research field, in which we as a group are very active, but the majority of polymer photocatalyst currently require expensive and scarce noble metal co-catalysts. However, some polymers have recently been reported to evolve hydrogen in the strict absence of a metal co-catalyst. The number of such polymers is currently small. However, the existence of these polymers provides an alluring hint that there might be metal-free pathways for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by polymers and suggests that by understanding the mechanism(s) underlying these pathways, one might be able to ultimately develop very active polymer photocatalysts that do not require scarce and expensive noble metal co-catalysts.

The appointment is funded through the Leverhulme Trust and is for two years initially. The expected start-date will be the 1st November 2019.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science, extensive experience with the modeling of the photochemistry and/or redox chemistry of molecules using density functional theory and quantum chemistry methods, advanced knowledge of photochemistry and a working knowledge of organic chemistry and transient spectroscopy. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective verbal and written communication skills in English.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 to £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Please include a publication list along with a CV.

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Martijn Zwijnenburg (m.zwijnenburg@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 12 Sep 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry, Ref:1822904 (D/L: 07/10/2019) 

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Matthew Powner in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The overall project goal is to develop robust chemical reactions to explore the relationship between predisposed chemistry and the origins of life.

The postholder will be required to carry out chemical research into the synthesis and function of biological and biomimetic molecules. The postholder will contribute to the design and implementation of our research strategy, and provide full records, analyses and internal reports of all research outcomes. The postholder will join a team aiming to advance our understanding of the processes that led to the emergence of life through collaborative, multidisciplinary research.

The position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for a period of 36 months initially.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Organic Chemistry or related subject area. Expertise in organic chemistry is essential. They will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence and exceptional skills in organic chemistry. They must have effective verbal and written communication skills in English.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Matthew Powner (matthew.powner@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Judith James (j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk) as we wish to encourage online applications.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 7th October 2019

 

Research Fellow in Biomedical Molecular Dyamics for Drug Discovery, Ref: 1825762 (D/L: 17/10/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, working on projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine.

This post will involve the development of molecular models to support computer-based drug discovery and to investigate the biophysical and biochemical origins of drug resistance in pathologies such as HIV, cancer, and antimicrobial resistance, using established molecular dynamics codes such as NAMD and OpenMM. A key element of the approach is the development and use of automated workflows to assist in the rapid, accurate, precise and reproducible determination of binding affinities running on a range of ultra-high-end supercomputers, including Summit, number one in the Top500 list of supercomputers worldwide.

The postholder will work closely with a large number of international projects across Europe and USA, and with collaborating industrial (pharma/biotech) and public sector partners who have an interest in exploiting our approaches in industry and healthcare.

The post is funded by the European Commission and is available  for a period of 24 months initially, to start as soon as possible. 

Key Requirements

A PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in biomolecular dynamics as used to perform free energy and related calculations of ligand-protein binding is essential, as is extensive experience with high performance computing. The postholder must also have experience of using common molecular dynamics packages including at least two of NAMD, AMBER, GROMACS and OpenMM. An excellent and consistent publication track record is also essential.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney (p.v.coveney@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 17 Oct 2019

 

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