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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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) Please note your right to work must be checked before you commence work.
Your CV should contain 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.
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.
Post-doctoral Research Vacancies
- 1630562 (D/L - 18/3/2017)
Grade: 6, 7 etc
Hours: Full-time or Part-time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance):
£34,056 – 41,163 per annum
Closing Date: 18 March 2017
Duties and Responsibilities
The Salzmann group at UCL Chemistry has recently been awarded a two-million Euro research grant by the European Research Council. As part of the CARBONICE project, we now seek to appoint a post-doctoral researcher for a three-year position. Using new and unique experimental approaches, the aim of the CARBONICE project is to investigate the interface and interplay between water and carbon in detail. This includes studies into the hydration of hydrophobic species, the formation of clathrate hydrates, the nucleation and crystallization of ice at the carbon interface, and water-desorption processes relevant for atmospheric and cometary environments.
The postholder will prepare a wide range of new carbon / ice composite materials using vacuum and high-pressure equipment in the Salzmann group. The samples will be characterised and studied using a wide range of techniques including diffraction, optical and vibrational spectroscopies as well as calorimetry. In addition to group equipment, this project will make extensive use of the facilities at ISIS, the UK’s world-leading neutron source. Data analysis using state-of-the-art total-scattering software packages will be a key component of this project.
The appointment is for three years in the first instance.
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science (or relevant subject area), a strong background and experience in diffraction and vibrational spectroscopies, a demonstrated commitment to scientific excellence, and outstanding experimental skills. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective written and verbal communication skills.
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 £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
To apply for the vacancy please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs and search ref: 1630562
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, which illustrates our commitment to addressing gender equality.
Further details about the vacancy are available from Dr Christoph Salzmann (email@example.com). Further details of the research activities of the Salzmann group at UCL can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uccacgs/.
Any queries on the application process should be directed to Judith James (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Professional Services Vacancies
- Teaching Fellow (D/L: 10th February 2017)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £37,936 - £41,163 per annum
Closing Date: 10th February 2017
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow to support the MSc in Applied Analytical Chemistry programme in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach 400 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with about 50 students per year.
The appointee will undertake appropriate teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and Masters level, and is expected to contribute significantly towards organizing the newly established MSc programme in Applied Analytical Chemistry.
This is an open-ended appointment and start date is by agreement.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or relevant related discipline, experience in teaching Chemistry or a related subject at undergraduate degree level, and experience in the delivery and assessment of laboratory courses. The appointee will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. A commitment to acquiring new work-related skills and to maintaining skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.
To apply for the vacancy please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs and search ref: 1624100
Further details about the vacancy are available from
Dr Katherine Holt, email@example.com
Any queries on the application process should be directed to Judith James,
firstname.lastname@example.org, as we wish to encourage online applications.