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Academic Vacancies

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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

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 Sustainable Energy Storage Technology

UCL Department / Division Chemistry 

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Dr Yang Xu in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The appointee will develop anode-free potassium batteries using sustainable materials. A key feature of the project will be to understand the behaviour of electrochemical potassium plating/stripping on current collector and to efficiently improve the kinetics of electrochemical metal deposition, thereby optimising the performance of anode-free potassium-sulphur batteries.

The postholder will be required to discover and synthesise materials to form architectural surface of current collectors, investigate the potassium/electrolyte interfacial kinetics, and examine the functioning of the developed anode current collectors in combination with sulphur cathodes. The appointee will be part of a collaboration team and as such be required to present results and contribute significantly to a feedback loop.

This position is funded by the EPSRC project entitled “’Free-from’: transition metal-free and anode-free potassium batteries” (Ref: EP/X000087/1). The appointment will be for 12 months in the first instance and available for the option to extend to 24 months. The ideal start date is Sept. 1st, 2022.

 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related subject. Expertise in inorganic materials synthesis and experience in alkali metal anode batteries are essential. They should have an appropriate publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional skills in synthetic inorganic chemistry. They will be expected to work closely with existing group members and collaborative team, offer supervision and support to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English.

 

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. Please include a publication list along with a CV.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Yang Xu (y.xu.1@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to 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 30 June 2022

Interviews Tbc

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 the
UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job and the employee benefits that we offer. 

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Professional Services Vacancies

Computational Chemistry Support Officer

UCL Department / Division Chemistry 

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Computational Chemistry is a major research theme in the UCL Chemistry Department, comprising one of the largest groupings of its kind in the UK.

The successful candidate will provide a professional and innovative computer support service to 10 research groups (around 100 end users), who use a variety of computing resources, working closely with different teams of academic and technical staff and end users to support and develop in-house research computing activities The role will involve managing  the computational chemistry facilities of the department, comprising a number of multiprocessor linux/unix clusters (ranging in architecture and uses), fileservers and associated hardware, advising on the implementation of applications on appropriate platforms and demonstrating and training students and staff in the use of computational tools to enable their learning and research.

The position is funded by the department and is an open-ended one. It is available to start immediately.

 

Key Requirements

A good first degree involving computational chemistry, or a closely-related discipline, and either a PhD or equivalent experience of research in computational chemistry or a closely-related discipline is essential. As are a comprehensive knowledge and experience of unix/linux systems as an administrator and programmer and the ability to communicate effectively in technical discussions with staff and students with differing levels of computational chemistry understanding.

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 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 and covering letter.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Graham Worth (g.worth@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to H. Dansey (hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk), as we wish to encourage online applications.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

 

Closing date: 20 July 2022

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