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Academic Vacancies

Demonstrator Vacancies

Only available to UCL Chemistry Students - working a maximum of 20 hours per week. Work can not be carried out until we have seen and verified your right to work. 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 £12.88 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 to be considered for either of the above, please send your CV and a completed UCL Equal opportunities monitoring form to our HR Administrator, Ms Judith James from whom further details are available (Email: j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk) Please note your right to work must be checked before you commence work.

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.

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 Chemistry, - Ref: 1815637 (D/L: 2/8/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will work with Professor Tom Sheppard in the Department of Chemistry at the Bloomsbury Campus of University College London. This Leverhulme Trust funded position is available working on the development of new synthetic organic methodology. The project aims to develop efficient routes for the synthesis of complex functionalised organic molecules from readily available propargylic alcohols.

The postholder will be required to design new synthetic reaction sequences and novel transition-metal catalyzed transformations. The project will make extensive use of modern synthetic approaches as well as a variety of modern spectroscopic techniques.

The post is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for 6 months, and is available immediately.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry (or be about to be awarded a PhD), and possess experience in the following areas: organic synthesis, compound purification and characterisation.

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 on this link.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Tom Sheppard, tom.sheppard@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: 2nd August 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Research Fellow in Computer Programming for Molecular Simulation, - Ref:1816336 (D/L: 17/8/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Computer Programming for Molecular Simulation to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active cross-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science. A PhD degree in bio-molecular dynamics modelling for protein-ligand alchemical binding free energy determination is a minimal requirement together with demonstrable ability to programme in more than one high-level language.

This post will involve the computer programming of classical molecular dynamics and associated workflows in support of computer-based drug discovery and personalised medicine. This will be done in order 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. The post will involve the benchmarking and production runs of such models, simulations and workflows on workstations, clusters, supercomputers and on distributed e-infrastructure.

The post is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter, for a period of 24 months initially.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD (or near to being awarded a PhD) in bio-molecular dynamics modelling for protein-ligand alchemical binding free energy determination, with proven extensive parallel programming expertise in at least two languages (e.g. C++ and Python). The candidate must have experience with writing and executing automated workflows in parallel and distributed environments (supercomputers, clusters and/or cloud resources). They must also have experience using common molecular dynamics packages including at least one of NAMD, AMBER, GROMACS and OpenMM.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 to £32,607 per annum).

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 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 August 2019

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