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Academic Vacancies

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 £12.88 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.

 


 

Marie Curie Early Stage Research Studentships

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD Studentship) , - Ref:1794252 (D/L: 12/4/2019)

UCL Department / Division          Chemistry

Location of position                     London

Grade                                             7

Hours                                             Full Time

Salary                                        
(inclusive of London allowance)  
£37,730 - £46,950 MCT Grade

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a 36-month PhD Studentship (Early Stage Researcher) fully funded by the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action and available from September 2019. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Chemistry at UCL and be registered as a PhD student at UCL. The successful candidate will also go on secondments (lasting 1 to 3 months) to different teams of the ActiveMatter Consortium.

The specific goal for the ESR will be to study the emergence of spatial and temporal collective behaviours in the motion of a finite number of active microscopic particles (colloids) in an optically-induced potential landscape. The ESR will combine active colloids with engineered optical potentials to study how active particles move and develop collective synergistic or antagonistic behaviors in complex environments.

This combination of optical potentials, controllable interactions and active colloids will offer a very flexible and highly tunable model system to test general hypotheses of collective behaviour in active matter systems at many different length scales, from the self-assembly and the transport of single molecules within living cells to the macroscopic world of animal and robot foraging in patchy environments to the gathering and dispersal of individuals in human crowds.

This is an exciting opportunity for a student with a strong background in physical sciences to tackle one of the biggest problems in modern science.

The starting date for the contract is expected to be 23rd September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must demonstrate eligibility according to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions[1] eligibility requirements as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR). At the date of recruitment[2], the candidate must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. A Master degree (MSc or MChem) in Physics, Chemistry or related area as well as knowledge of modern research techniques in Soft Matter is essential, while some expertise in active matter and/or optical manipulation is highly desirable. The applicant can be of any nationality, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment[3].

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

[1] Guide for applicants Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) 2018, at the link http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_for_applicants/h2020-guide-appl-msca-itn_en.pdf

[2] The first day of employment of the Fellow for the purposes of the project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment /fellowship contract or equivalent direct contract).

[3] Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Further Details

Interested candidates are strongly advised, prior to applying, to read carefully the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Applicants should include a CV and cover letter clearly explaining their interest in the ESR position and in investigating active matter and outline their eligibility for the ESR position.

To apply please click on this link.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Giorgio Volpe – g.volpe@ucl.ac.uk and Prof Philip Jones – philip.jones@ucl.ac.uk. Any queries on the online application process can be directed to Judith James at j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk, and hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk as we wish to encourage online applications.

Please note that the ESR Fellowships only cover the fee levels for EU citizens, not those for students from outside the EU. Further information on fees can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money/fees-support/fee_status_proc. Applicants should ensure they are eligible for UK/EU equivalent fee levels prior to applying for the position.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Giorgio Volpe – g.volpe@ucl.ac.uk and Prof Philip Jones – philip.jones@ucl.ac.uk. Any queries on the online application process can be directed to Judith James at j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk, and hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk as we wish to encourage online applications.

Please note that the ESR Fellowships only cover the fee levels for EU citizens, not those for students from outside the EU. Further information on fees can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money/fees-support/fee_status_proc. Applicants should ensure they are eligible for UK/EU equivalent fee levels prior to applying for the position.

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Job Description & Person Specification

Postdoctoral Research Vacancies

Research Fellow in the Development of Energy Storage Materials , - Ref:1793209 (D/L:16/3/2019)

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 in the group of Prof Jawwad Darr in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through an EPSRC Faraday Project, so the successful candidate will work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team and support experimental synthesis characterisation and evaluation of materials for energy storage.

The postholder will focus in particular, on the study energy materials particularly for high energy Li-ion battery cathodes. Effective and regular interaction is required with experimental colleagues at University College London and the wider Faraday project researchers developing energy storage materials and devices. The breadth and scope of the Faraday Project guarantees exposure to other topical application areas, such as various analytical (including electrochemical) and synthetic methods.

The post is available for a period of 15 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science in a relevant subject area such as solid-state chemistry, nanomaterials, inorganic materials synthesis and characterisation or electrochemistry. The appointee will have a strong publication track record and a demonstrated commitment to excellence and exceptional skills in materials science. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team and have effective 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 £30,922 - £32,607 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 CV.

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jawwad Darr (j.a.darr@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.

Closing Date - 16th March 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

 

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
 

 

Research Fellow: ‘Hacking and Making’ a Device for Infection Prevention in Hospitals- Ref: 1791592, - (D/L: 21/3/2019)

UCL Department/Division    Chemistry

Location                                 London

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 in the group of Dr Daren Caruana, in the Chemistry Department at University College London. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to build and test a new device capable of sampling, collecting and storing air borne biological particles. This EPSRC funded project will deliver a functioning calibrated device which can be deployed in a hospital environment. This is a multidisciplinary project involving microbiologists, engineers and infection control professionals; the postholder will be required to coordinate between all these project partners. The objective for this work is to create a surveillance system in hospitals for continuous monitoring the air for infectious agents in the air as part of an effective infection control protocol.  

The post is funded by the EPSRC for 6 months.

Key Requirements

A PhD (or near to being awarded a PhD) in an area involving analytical chemistry in any discipline including Physics, Life Science or Engineering will be considered. Previous experience in autonomous device design and building is essential, and must have excellent communication skills, be detail orientated, have a creative approach to problem solving. The postholder must demonstrate his/her contribution to the scientific community, in the form of appropriate publications in prestigious journals, patents, and conferences, in fields relevant to Analytical Science.  

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 £30,922 to £32,607 per annum, including London Allowance of £3,092) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

 

Further Requirements

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Daren Caruana (d.j.caruana@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 21 March 2019

Job Description & Person Specification 

 

 

Research Fellow in Nanoparticle and Liposome Probes and Tracers for Cancer Imaging , - Ref:1793510 (D/L: 1/4/2019)

UCL Department/Division     Chemistry

Location                                  London

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 in the group of Professor Alethea Tabor, in the Chemistry Department at University College London. The appointee will design, synthesise, characterize and develop probes and tracers, primarily liposome- and nanoparticle-based, to underpin a range of cancer imaging and therapeutic modalities. This position is a key component of the newly established Cancer Research UK City of London (CoL) Centre. This brings together research groups at UCL, KCL, Barts/QMUL and the Francis Crick Institute to make major advances in the development of biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

We aim to develop new approaches to combine imaging and in vivo biochemical analysis with spatially targeted and image-guided physical therapies, and are developing new reagents and methods for CEST imaging, targeted phototherapy, photon beam therapy and image guided surgery.

The post is funded by Cancer Research UK for 2 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

A PhD (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemical Biology, Organic Chemistry or a closely related subject is essential. Applicants must have excellent experimental skills and substantial experience in synthetic organic chemistry and characterization of organic compounds, liposome/nanoparticle formulation and characterization, and in the purification and analysis of complex bioconjugates. Knowledge and experience of peptide or lipid synthesis is desirable but not essential. There will be a high degree of interaction with other partners within the CoL Centre and multi-disciplinary objectives to be met. Excellent team-working and communication skills, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research at the chemistry/physics/medicine interface, will therefore be required.

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 £30,922 to £32,607 per annum, including London Allowance of £3,092) 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 the page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Alethea Tabor (a.b.tabor@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.

For further information on the research groups, please see:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/people/professor-alethea-b-tabor

http://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=XGOLA94

http://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=SWALK96

https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/tony.ng.html

 

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

 

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Research Fellow in Biomedical Molecular Dynamics for Drug Discovery, - Ref:1796578 - (D/L: 10/4/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

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 inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, working on projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine.

This post will involve the development of molecular models to support computer-based drug discovery and to investigate the biophysical and biochemical origins of drug resistance in pathologies such as HIV, cancer, and antimicrobial resistance, using established molecular dynamics codes such as NAMD and OpenMM. A key element of the approach is the development and use of automated workflows to assist in the rapid, accurate, precise and reproducible determination of binding affinities running on a range of ultra-high-end supercomputers, including Summit, number one in the Top500 list of supercomputers worldwide.

The postholder will work closely with a large number of international projects across Europe and USA, and with collaborating industrial (pharma/biotech) and public sector partners who have an interest in exploiting our approaches in industry and healthcare.

The post is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 April 2019, for a period of 24 months initially. 

Key Requirements

A PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in biomolecular dynamics as used to perform free energy and related calculations of ligand-protein binding is essential, as is extensive experience with high performance computing. The postholder must also have experience of using common molecular dynamics packages including at least two of NAMD, AMBER, GROMACS and OpenMM. An excellent and consistent publication track record is also essential.

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 £30,922 to £32,607 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 CV.

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 an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date 10 Apr 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

Professional Services Vacancies

 
Research Technician and Group Administrator, - Ref:1794259 (D/L: 30/3/2019)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Grade

6

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£28,574 - £33,487 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Technician and Group Administrator to work in the group of Professor Battaglia, in the Chemistry Department at University College London. The postholder will be the first point of contact for the laboratory and will support the Laboratory Manager in the overall running of the laboratories.  The postholder will also provide administrative support for the research group, in particular assisting with non-laboratory purchases such as travel, helping visitors to the team and the maintenance of a website.

The post is funded by the EPSRC for 1 year initially.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline or have acquired equivalent experience. They must have experience of working in a research environment and understanding in both event planning and management. They must also have effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting. A knowledge of web publishing software and ability to use design software is desirable.

Further Details

For further information on the kind of research involved, please visit www.molecularbionics.org.

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Giuseppe Battaglia (g.battaglia@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.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date:  30 Mar 2019

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