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Academic Vacancies

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 15 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:

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.

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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Vacancies

 

Research Fellow in Na-ion Battery Electrolytes and Interfaces, Ref: 1830648 (D/L: 10/11/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Professor Robert G. Palgrave in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The appointee will synthesise and characterise new liquid phase electrolyte materials for Na ion batteries, and also lead the analysis of electrode-electrolyte interfaces using a range of ex situ and operando techniques. The focus of electrode synthesis will be on novel ionic liquids but may include other classes of liquids too. The analytical work will centre on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and will include the development of an operando electrochemical XPS cell.

The postholder will be required to carry out advanced chemical research as part of a large consortium in one of the UK’s flagship research programmes, the Faraday Institute. 

The position is funded by an ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge - Faraday Institution Phase Two project, entitled NEXGENNA, and the appointment will be for a period of 15 months initially, from 1 January 2020 up until March 2021, with the possibility that this will be extended to September 2023.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemistry or relevant subject. Expertise in small molecule synthesis is essential. Experience of XPS or related techniques, battery materials and measurements are desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong publication track record and a demonstrated commitment to research excellence. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, 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 £31,479 - £33,194 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 Professor Robert Palgrave (r.palgrave@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: 10 Nov 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Research Fellow in Computational Materials Chemistry for Novel Na-ion Battery Materials, - Ref:1831770, (D/L: 10/11/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Professor David O. Scanlon in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The appointee will use advanced Computational Chemistry techniques to computationally predict and fully characterise a range of new Na-ion electrodes in collaboration with leading experimental groups in the UK.  A key principle of the research will be the full characterisation of these novel materials in terms of their electronic structure, and their full defect chemistry, allowing us to only put materials forward for experimental validation when their defect chemistry is suited to the application of choice.

The postholder will be required to carry out computational materials chemistry research focused on Na-ion battery chemistries. Computational work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts, and so the postholder will also present results and contribute significantly to an interdisciplinary feedback loop.

The position is funded by an  ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge - Faraday Institution Phase Two project, entitled NEXGENNA, and the appointment will be for 15 months initially, from 1 January 2020 up until March 2021, with the possibility that this will be extended to September 2023.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Computational Materials Chemistry or relevant subject. Expertise in analysis of charged defects in solids using periodic density functional theory is essential. They will have a strong publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional skills in computational chemistry. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, 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 £31,479 - £33,194 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.

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor David O. Scanlon (d.scanlon@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: 10 Nov 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Research Fellow in Computational Materials Chemistry for Novel Li-ion Cathode Materials,  - Ref:1831823 (D/L: 10/11/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Professor David O. Scanlon in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The appointee will use advanced Computational Chemistry techniques to computationally predict and fully characterise a range of new Li-ion Cathodes in collaboration with leading experimental groups in the UK.  A key principle of the research will be the full characterisation of these novel materials in terms of their electronic structure, and their full defect chemistry, allowing us to only put materials forward for experimental validation when their defect chemistry is suited to the application of choice.

The postholder will be required to carry out computational materials chemistry research focused on Li-ion Cathodes. Computational work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts, and so the postholder will also present results and contribute significantly to an interdisciplinary feedback loop.

The position is funded by an  ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge - Faraday Institution Phase Two project, entitled FUTURECAT, and the appointment will be for 16 months initially, from 1 December 2019 up until March 2021, with the possibility that this will be extended to September 2023.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Computational Materials Chemistry or relevant subject. Expertise in analysis of charged defects in solids using periodic density functional theory is essential. They will have a strong publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional skills in computational chemistry. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, 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 £31,479 - £33,194 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.

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Please include a publication list along with CV.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor David O. Scanlon (d.scanlon@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 10 Nov 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Professional Services Vacancies

 

Assistant Teaching and Learning Administrator, - Ref:1835402  (D/L: 5/12/2019)

UCL Department / Division   

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

5

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£24,962 to £28,365 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for an Assistant Teaching and Learning Administrator in the Department of Chemistry at University College London.  The postholder will be a member of the professional services team, and will provide efficient and professional administrative support to the Senior Teaching and Learning administrators and Departmental tutors with support for all aspects of teaching and learning activities. This post will assist in achieving a high quality and timely service to current and prospective students, and staff relating to the designated courses/programmes and beyond.

The postholder must be efficient, organised and take great care in attention to detail. In addition, the role requires interaction with many people within and external to UCL, thus a professional attitude, willingness to help and a positive outlook are required in order to adequately execute the duties outlined.

The appointment is funded by the department and is an open-ended role.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have experience in an administrative role in a busy office environment. They will be computer literate, have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (including accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation), be able to work under pressure and manage high volumes of processing, and be willing and able to learn and use new systems quickly, including UCL specific systems such as Portico.

Further Details

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

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Liz Read – e.a.read@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.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates 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 5 Dec 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

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