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Academic Vacancies

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Inorganic Chemistry

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)  
£40,928 - £44,388 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach > 600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year, which is in addition to the larger intake last year.  The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year.  We are continuing to adapt our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including adopting a blended-by-design approach for the coming year.

The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee. 

The appointee will teach inorganic chemistry across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, delivering whole or parts of undergraduate modules, including laboratories, tutorials, workshops, and lectures.  The appointees will also support the ongoing shift to a ‘blended-by-design’ delivery, and as such develop and support online delivery, e-learning and connected learning across the department.

This is initially a 3 year funded appointment and is available to start immediately.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline and experience in teaching and delivering chemistry at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level. They will have experience in teaching in chemistry laboratory courses/practicals at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level, and comprehensive information and communication technologies skills.  They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.

Further Details

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

For further details on the Chemistry Department please see our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jamie Baker, j.r.baker@ucl.ac.uk

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey, hr.chem@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 2 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date: TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Job description and Person specification

 

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Organic Chemistry

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary(inclusive of London allowance) £40,928 - £44,388 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach > 600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year, which is in addition to the larger intake last year.  The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year.  We are continuing to adapt our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including adopting a blended-by-design approach for the coming year.

The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee.  

The appointee will teach organic chemistry across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, delivering whole or parts of undergraduate modules, including laboratories, tutorials, workshops, and lectures. The appointee will also support the ongoing shift to a ‘blended-by-design’ delivery, and as such develop and support online delivery, e-learning and connected learning across the department.

This is initially a 3 year funded appointment and is available to start immediately. 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline and experience in teaching and delivering chemistry at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level. They will have experience in teaching in chemistry laboratory courses/practicals at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level, and comprehensive information and communication technologies skills. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.

Further Details

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

Applicants to apply with CV and cover letter 

For further details on the Chemistry Department please see our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jamie Baker, j.r.baker@ucl.ac.uk

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey, hr.chem@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: 2 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Job description and Person specification

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Physical Chemistry

UCL Department / Division: Chemistry

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £40,928 - £44,388 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach > 600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year, which is in addition to the larger intake last year. The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year. We are continuing to adapt our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including adopting a blended-by-design approach for the coming year.

The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee.  

The appointee will teach physical chemistry across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, delivering whole or parts of undergraduate modules, including laboratories, tutorials, workshops, and lectures.  The appointee will also support the ongoing shift to a ‘blended-by-design’ delivery, and as such develop and support online delivery, e-learning and connected learning across the department. 

This is initially a 3 year funded appointment and is available to start immediately.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline and experience in teaching and delivering chemistry at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level. They will have experience in teaching in chemistry laboratory courses/practicals at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level, and comprehensive information and communication technologies skills.  They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.

Further Details

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

For further details on the Chemistry Department please see our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/

Please apply with CV and cover letter. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jamie Baker, j.r.baker@ucl.ac.uk

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey, hr.chem@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: 2 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Job description and Person specification
Apply through UCL Human Resources

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

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

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

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (Grade 6)
Payment will be at Grade 6 pt 21 on the UCL salary scale, which is currently £15.32 per hour (including London Allowance).
The postholder will be required to assist in the teaching of undergraduate chemistry, in teaching (remote and or face to face) and marking of laboratory scripts for undergraduate chemistry laboratories, in outreach and widening participation activities and other related duties including providing support to module teams to develop online learning materials and activities, under direction of the module lead.

Please note:  Undergraduate students who carry out ad-hoc duties, or demonstrating at Workshops or Open Days will be paid at Grade 5 pt 20, which is currently £14.94 per hour and this will be organised through UniTemps. Again, they must see your Right to Work first before any work is done. Please contact our Chemistry HR team for guidance (hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk)

If you wish to apply for Postgraduate teaching/demonstrating, please go to the PG Teaching Moodle page at: https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk  'Chemistry Teaching for PhD Students and PDRA's', then to 'Contracts and Training' for a Job Description & Person Specification and further instructions. You can also email our Chemistry HR team for further details (Email: hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk).

Successful applicants will be issued with an FTE-based PGTA contract. For more information please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/postgraduate-teaching-assistant-code-practice.

A CV containing the following information will be required:

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.

Please note, your Right to Work (i.e. passport) must be checked before you commence work. Please arrange with a member of the Chemistry HR team for verification of your Right to Work.

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, and a contract has been set up.

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Vacancies 

Research Fellow in Radiochemistry

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Specific unit / Sub department Medicine

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £44,288 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Dr Kerstin Sander at the Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, University College London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research group affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine, and to work in collaboration with the Dementia Research Centre and the Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders.

The successful candidate will assess a novel approach for imaging of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular the frontotemporal dementias. The work will involve the preparation of radiotracers and their characterization using tissue imaging techniques such as autoradiography and ligand binding studies.

The post is funded by the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and is available from 8 November 2021 onwards and until 31 March 2023 initially.

Key Requirements

We are seeking candidates with a background in radiochemistry, experience in radiotracer preparation, and a strong interest in neuro-imaging, who are self-motivated, able to work independently, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. The candidate will be expected to work in close collaboration with the current team members in the radiochemistry group as well as our collaborators.

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 £32,217 - £33,958 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Kerstin Sander (k.sander@ucl.ac.uk).

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey (hr.chem@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 2 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date Tbc

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Job Description

Research Fellow in Molecular Imaging and Therapy

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Specific unit / Sub department Medicine

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £44,388 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Dr Kerstin Sander (UCL Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry) and Prof Sandy MacRobert (UCL Department of Surgical Biotechnology). This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine, and to work in collaboration with colleagues at King’s College London and University of Hull.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out the preclinical characterization of novel photo-theranostic agents for the treatment of prostate cancer. This will include the assessment of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties in disease models using a range of imaging techniques (e.g. positron emission tomography, in vivo optical imaging, microscopy).

The position is funded by an UKRI/EPSRC grant, and the appointment will be for 24 months in the first instance. The position is available immediately.

Key Requirements

We are seeking candidates with a background in pharmacology, experience in animal handling and generation of disease models, and a strong interest in oncology, who are self-motivated, able to work independently, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. The candidate will be expected to work in close collaboration with the current team members as well as our collaborators. 

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 £31,542 to £33,257 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.

For further details on the Chemistry Department please see our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Kerstin Sander, (k.sander@ucl.ac.uk). 

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey, hr.chem@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 1 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Job description and Person specification

Apply through UCL Human Resources

Research Associate in DNA Nanotechnology

UCL Department / Division  Chemistry

Grade  7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Associate will work with Professor Stefan Howorka in the Department of Chemistry at University College London in a molecular biology position of the project, ‘Elucidating Membrane Fusion with DNA Nanostructures‘.

The postholder will be required to design and create DNA nanostructures that interact with lipid vesicles. The hybrid nanopores will be used to detect diagnostically and biochemically important protein analytes via electrical single-molecule sensing. The DNA structures will be tested within the group and with international collaborators specialising in single-molecule fluorescence analysis.

The post is funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program until 30 September 2023.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent or will have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the position, in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biological Chemistry, Nanobiotechnology, Physics (or equivalent) and possess experience in the following areas: DNA nanotechnology, lipid bilayers. Experience in the biophysical characterisation using TEM or fluorescence microscopy is desirable.

All posts that are based outside of London, for example at Harwell, will not have London Allowance included in the salary.

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 6 (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

Please include a publication list along with CV and supporting statement.

A job description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. 

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Stefan Howorka, s.howorka@ucl.ac.uk

Any queries on accessing the online application link can be directed to hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date 11 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Job description and Person specification

Apply through UCL Human Resources

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