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Academic Vacancies

Lecturer in Computational Chemistry, - Ref:1856666 (D/L: 16/2/2020)

UCL Department / Division


Location of position





Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)

£44,674 - £52,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Chemistry is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Computational Chemistry to teach, at both undergraduate and graduate level, in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and to undertake and publish world-class research to complement and expand the existing activities of the department.

The candidate will be expected to attract research funding to support their own research programme, contribute to teaching and undertake the administrative duties expected of a member of academic staff. They will also be expected to raise funds in order to support their research programme, postdoctoral research staff and PhD students.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or equivalent in a relevant area. They will have an appropriate background to make significant contributions at the forefront of international research in computational or theoretical chemistry, a strong 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 physical and theoretical chemistry at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Claire Carmalt (Head of Department), c.j.carmalt@ucl.ac.uk, Professor Steve Price (Deputy Head of Department) s.d.price@ucl.ac.uk, or Professor Graham Worth (Head of Physical Chemistry) g.a.worth@ucl.ac.uk.

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James, j.k.james@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: 16 Feb 2020

Job Description & Person Specification

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

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

for further instructions, under the heading 'Chemistry Teaching for PhD Students and PDRAs. You can also email our HR Administrator, Ms Judith James from whom further details are available (Email: j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk).

In addition, you should send to Judith James a CV containing 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.

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.

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.


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