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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, any work carried out before this period will not be paid.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students who wish to be considered for the following post:

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants / Ad-Hoc work in the department (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 will be paid at Grade 5 pt 20, which is currently £14.94 per hour and this will be organised through UniTemps.

For a Job Description & Person Specification for the above post 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'.

Successful applicants will be issued with a PGTA contract valid 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  'Chemistry Teaching for PhD Students and PDRA's', then to 'Contracts and Training' for further instructions. 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 arrange with Judith, Nicola Phillips or Louise McSeveny 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 Biomedical Molecular Dynamics for Drug Discovery, - Ref:1871884 (D/L: 16/10/2020)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,965 to £43,470 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 October 2020, 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 have experience performing free energy calculations using both the ESMACS and TIES methods, and experience working with both NAMD and OpenMM molecular dynamics engines. They must also have some experience of working with COVID-19 protein targets, and have experience running such free energy calculations in an automated manner on ultra-high end hardware on the path toward the emerging exascale. Experience with use of GPU architectures is also a requirement.

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 to £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 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: 16 October 2020

Job Description & Person Specification

Professional Services Vacancies

Teaching Vacancies

Teaching Fellow - Chemistry Student Experience, - Ref:1872277  (D/L: 30/10/2020)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£40,125 to £43,533 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Chemistry Student Experience Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach ~600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year.  The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year.  We are adapting our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 emergency.
 
The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, which includes five Teaching Fellows currently, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake appropriate teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee.
 
The Chemistry Student Experience Teaching Fellow will also develop and lead a range of initiatives to enhance the learning experience of students in the department.  This will include: academic and pastoral support; cohort building; the shift to remote delivery and learning; and overall to achieve desired connected learning outcomes. They will be supported by a Student Support Officer currently being recruited. 
 
This is a 3-year funded appointment in the first instance and is available to start immediately.
 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline, experience in teaching chemistry, and developing initiatives to enhance the student experience at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.

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 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/
 
To apply for the vacancy please click here.
 
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr James Baker, j.r.baker@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: 30 October 2020

Job Description & Person Specification

Teaching Fellow -Chemical Biology , - Ref:1872281 (D/L: 30/10/2020)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£40,125 to £43,533 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Chemical Biology Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach ~600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year.  The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year.  We are adapting our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 emergency.
 
The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, which includes five Teaching Fellows currently, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake appropriate teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee.
 
The Chemical Biology Teaching Fellow will develop and lead initiatives on the interface between Chemistry and the Life Sciences. This will include developing and delivering: computational practicals and projects in chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and organic chemistry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; courses in medicinal chemistry and related areas for chemistry and natural science students; and courses in chemistry for life science students. The appointee will take a central role in supporting the ongoing shift to online delivery, e-learning and connected learning across the department. 
 
This is an open-ended appointment and is available to start immediately.

 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline, experience in teaching organic chemistry and chemical biology or medicinal chemistry at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level, experience in using computational methods in chemical biology and organic chemistry and experience and knowledge in advanced organic synthesis.
 
They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.
 

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

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr James Baker, j.r.baker@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: 30 October 2020

Job Description & Person Specification

 

Teaching Fellow - Computational Chemistry , - Ref:1872286 (D/L: 30/10/2020)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£40,125 to £43,533 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Computational Chemistry Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach ~600 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. We are anticipating a substantially larger intake of 1st year students in the coming year.  The department also offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with ~100 students per year.  We are adapting our delivery across our programmes in response to the Covid-19 emergency.
 
The postholder will become a member of the Teaching and Learning support team, which includes five Teaching Fellows currently, and will contribute significantly to enhancing the student experience in the Department. They will undertake appropriate teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, appropriate to the background and experience of the appointee.
 
The Computational Chemistry Teaching Fellow will also develop and lead initiatives in computational chemistry across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including designing and running computational chemistry laboratory courses, developing new practicals and teaching computational chemistry and programming across the syllabus.  The appointee will take a central role in supporting the ongoing shift to online delivery, e-learning and connected learning across the department. 
 
This is an open-ended appointment and is available to start immediately.
 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant related discipline and experience in teaching and delivering computational chemistry at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level. They will have experience in the delivery of computational chemistry laboratory courses/practicals at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level.

They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.
 

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 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/
 
To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button here.
 
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr James Baker, j.r.baker@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. 

Job Description & Person Specification

 Closing Date
30 Oct 2020
 

 

 

Technical Vacancies

 
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