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Academic Vacancies

UCL Department / Division Department of Chemistry
Location of position            London
Grades                                  7-8
Hours                                    Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7 £35,328 - £42,701 Grade 8 £43,884 - £51,769 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Chemistry at UCL is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology.  All areas will be considered: we particularly welcome applications from candidates with interests in sustainable chemistry (Biocatalysis, sustainable Organic Synthesis and Catalysis, Synthetic Biology) and in organic materials (Organic Electronics, Biomaterials). The candidate will be expected to undertake and publish world-class research to complement and expand the existing activities of the department; to lead a successful externally funded research program supporting postdoctoral research staff and PhD students; to have or to establish links with industry; to teach Organic Chemistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students; and to perform the normal administrative duties expected of a member of academic staff. 

Appointment at Grade 7 or 8 is commensurate with accomplishment and experience. Relocation benefits are available for the successful candidates.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry and research experience in the general field of Organic Chemistry at an international level. The appointee must also have a good track record of publications in high impact journals, good interpersonal skills and the ability to time manage different roles. The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry and the ability to teach Organic Chemistry to the highest standard at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please include a full CV, a statement of research interests and plans, a publication list and contact details of three referees. 

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Claire Carmalt (Head of Department), c.j.carmalt@ucl.ac.uk or Professor Alethea Tabor (Head of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology), a.b.tabor@ucl.ac.uk. Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James, 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.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date  7 January 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date  February 2019
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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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 £12.62 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 Software Applications & Systems, - Ref: 1761959 (D/L: 7/12/2018)

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

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 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 (CCS).


The Research Fellow will work with members of the CCS and its collaborating partners to provide collaborative research, training and computing solutions. The postholder will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of ongoing research projects at CCS, specifically on developing and maintaining cutting-edge software infrastructure and improving the performance, usability and accuracy of a wide range of simulation and pre- and post-processing software. They will also be responsible for keeping the local compute, network and storage facilities in optimal condition and orchestrating sustained user support for its 20-30 members together with several local researchers.


The post is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 November 2018 or soon thereafter, for a period of 18 months initially.


Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in a Physical Science, Engineering or Computer Science discipline and demonstrable ability to programme in more than one high-level language. The appointee must have extensive experience with programming and software engineering on scientific and technical software & codes, including e-infrastructure deployment, parallel programming, performance optimisation and scaling to large numbers of processors.


Please note, the 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 inclusive of London allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description & Person Specification for the post can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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 ethnic minorities, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level

Closing date: 7 December 2018

Job Description & Person Specification


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