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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
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.
Payment will be at Grade 5 pt 17 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 'Chemistry Teaching for PhD Students and PDRA's', then to 'Contracts and Training'
for further instructions. You can also email our HR Administrator, Ms Judith James from whom further details are available (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition, you should send to Judith James a CV containing the following information:
1. Full name
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.
- Senior Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Laboratory Manager), - Ref:1870242 (D/L: 10/9/2020)
UCL Department / Division
Location of Position
Part Time (29.2 hours per week)
Salary (inclusive of London Allowance)
££44,674 to £52,702 per annum (Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies)
Duties and ResponsibilitiesApplications are invited for this post providing support to the Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Section in the Department of Chemistry, and to the Head of Section, Professor Alethea B Tabor: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/research.The postholder will play a senior role in the overall activities of the Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Section. This will include teaching duties encompassing demonstrating, tutoring and associated administrative tasks, and general laboratory management and enabling duties. The postholder will play a key role in the setting up, running and demonstrating of computational drug design practicals, and more generally in supporting the shift to online teaching in response to the Covid-19 crisis.The postholder will also play a key role in the research group of the Head of Section, including research in the chemical biology of constrained peptides, providing guidance for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, laboratory management and the preparation of publications.The post is a 12 month, 0.8 FTE fixed term appointment covering maternity leave. The start date is September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter..
Key RequirementsThe successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemical Biology, Organic or Biological Chemistry or closely related subject, experience of a wide variety of techniques in biological chemistry, organic synthesis and molecular modelling, a good appreciation of safe working practices in organic laboratories, some experience of teaching at the undergraduate level, good communication skills in English and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.
Further DetailsA Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.To apply for the vacancy please click here.We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
- Research Fellow in Virtual Human Cardiovascular Modelling & Simulation, - Ref:1870580 (D/L: 10/9/2020)
Salary (inclusive of London Allowance)
£35,965 to £43,470 per annum
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, and will perform modelling and simulation of the cardiovascular system at the whole human scale.The post-holder will work on scientific applications of HemeLB, a flexible open source lattice-Boltzmann code for the simulation of human vasculature, and the Alya Red code for human heart modelling, at the scale of the entire human body. The coupled code, running on powerful supercomputers, will be used by the post-holder for research in physiology and medicine within the Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine (https://www.compbiomed.eu/). In addition to the development and application of the code, including verification, validation and uncertainty quantification, the post-holder will facilitate uptake of these software within the wider computational biomedicine community.The post is funded by the European Commission and is available immediately, for a period of 24 months initially.
Key RequirementsA Ph.D. degree in physics, computer science, computer engineering, applied mathematics or chemistry, with experience in either the lattice-Boltzmann method or cardiac modelling, is an essential requirement. Experience in large-scale high performance computing is also essential, alongside a proven ability to programme quickly and effectively in state-of-the-art high-performance computing environments; familiarity with GPU programming in such contexts is desirable. Some experience in developing and exploiting state-of-the-art methods in any one or more of multiscale/multiphysics methods, medical imaging, visualisation and computational steering would be advantageous.Please note, appointment at Grade 7 (salary £35,965 to £43,470 per annum) is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum).
A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please include a publication list along with CV.
To apply for the vacancy please click here..
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Closing date: 10 September 2020
Professional Services Vacancies
- Ultrafast Laser laboratory Manager, - Ref:1869384 (D/L: 31/8/2020)
UCL Department / Division
Location of position
(inclusive of London allowance)
£35,965 to £43,470 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a laboratory manager for an ultrafast laser facility in the Department of Chemistry at University College London, run under the direction of Professor Helen Fielding.
The postholder will be responsible for managing a new ultrafast laser facility. The facility will provide light pulses from the infrared to the vacuum ultraviolet for time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy in molecular and ion beams, liquid-microjets and on surfaces, complemented by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy and multi-photon microscopy.
The position is funded by an EPSRC grant, and the appointment will be for 24 months, initially. The appointment at Grade 7, spine point 32 (£38,993 including London Allowance) reflects our expectation that the candidate will have substantial experience in operating and maintaining ultrafast laser systems.
We are aiming for a start date around 1 October 2020.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Chemistry, Physics or related subject and substantial postdoctoral experience in ultrafast laser spectroscopy, experience running and trouble-shooting complex instrumentation and experience of the day-to-day supervision of research students working on laser spectroscopy experiments. They will have a good publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and excellent instrumental skills. They will be required to work in a multidisciplinary, collaborative team environment and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English.
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 Professor Helen Fielding (email@example.com).
Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – firstname.lastname@example.org, as we wish to encourage online applications.
Closing Date: 31 August 2020