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Academic Vacancies

 
LECTURESHIP IN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE, - Ref:1746588 (D/L:11/10/2018)
UCL Department / Division Department of Chemistry
Location of position            London
Grades                                  7-8
Hours                                    Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7 £35,328 - £42,701 Grade 8 £43,884 - £51,769 per annum
 
Duties and Responsibilities

Department of chemistry is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Electrochemical Energy Storage to teach, at both undergraduate and graduate level, ideally in Physical 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 electrochemical energy storage, 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 ideally teach physical 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 on this link

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Claire Carmalt (Head of Department), c.j.carmalt@ucl.ac.uk. Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James, 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.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date 11 Oct 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date TBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

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 £12.62 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.

Post-doctoral Research Vacancies

Research Associate in Polymersome Chemistry - Ref: 1746904

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 Associate to work in the group of Professor Battaglia, in the Chemistry Department at University College London. The appointee will synthesise and characterise biodegradable block copolymers to form polymersomes for anticancer applications. The project is part of a multidisciplinary effort aimed toward the design of personalised nanomedicines for anticancer applications. This will involve collaboration with clinical oncologists, physical biologists, and physicists. The postholder will be required to carry out research into new methodologies for the synthesis of biodegradable block copolymers using ring-opening polymerisation protocols. 

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

Key Requirements

A PhD in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry or a closely related subject as well as considerable postdoctoral experience relevant to the project is essential. We require an individual with either substantial experience in organic chemistry and a keen interest in polymer chemistry, or someone with a strong background in ring-opening polymerisation. Knowledge and proven experience of soft nanoparticles, and polymersomes in particular, is desirable but not essential. The postholder must demonstrate his/her contribution to the scientific community, in the form of an appropriate number of publications in prestigious journals, patents, and conferences, in fields relevant to polymer chemistry and polymer functinalisation with ligands.

 

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

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.

Job Description and Person Specification

Research Associate in Software Development for Computational Materials Chemistry, - Ref: 1745938 (D/L: 6/10/2018)

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Grade 7

Hours  Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a talented computational scientist to work with Richard Catlow and Alexey Sokol on development and applications of hybrid Quantum Mechanical / Molecular Mechanical embedded cluster approaches to modelling spectroscopic signatures and reactivity of heterogeneous catalysts. The project will require fundamental methodological developments, their implementation in the ChemShell code and applications to modelling reactivity of transition metal doped zeolites with a focus on transition-metal controlled nitrogen chemistry in zeolite and protein environments. The work on the project will be carried out in close collaboration with the team of ChemShell developers led by Tom Keal (STFC Daresbury) and experimental lead from Andrew Beale (UCL, Harwell Research Hub).

This appointment is funded by the EPSRC for three years.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent - or will have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the position - in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline, with a strong research record in theoretical, computational or mathematical physics, chemistry, materials science or applied mathematics, and an expertise of modelling either solid-state or molecular systems. Good experience in scientific coding will be essential for the role as will be a proven track record in mathematical modelling and theory development.

Candidates selected for interviews will be asked before the interview to provide an extended code sample from their previous research project along with a brief (1-page) description of the algorithm and programming solution used, and be prepared to explain during the interview the algorithmic decisions. During the interview candidates will also be expected to discuss the topic of hybrid QM/MM techniques with a focus on applications to framework materials and catalysis.

Please note, the 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 - £32,607 per annum inclusive of London allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description & Person Specification for the post can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on this link 

For informal enquiries, please contact Richard Catlow (c.r.a.catlow@ucl.ac.uk) and Alexey Sokol (a.sokol@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on accessing the UCL online application link can be directed to Judith James, email: j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk.

Job Description & Person Specification

Professional Services Vacancies

Teaching Vacancies

 
 ChemistrTeaching Fellow, Ref:1742443 (D/L: 09/09/2018)
UCL Department / Division  Chemistry
Location of position              London
Grade                                      7
Hours                                     Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)  £38,581 - £41,864 per annum
 
Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Experimental Synthetic Chemistry to support the MRes programme in Organic Chemistry: Drug Discovery and MSc programmes in Materials for Energy and Environment and Chemical Research in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. We currently teach 400 undergraduates registered in Chemistry as well as students who select Chemistry on the Natural Sciences programme and first year Chemistry for life scientists. The department offers a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses with about 100 students per year.

 

The appointee will undertake appropriate teaching duties within the Department at undergraduate and masters level, and is expected to contribute significantly towards organizing the Masters programmes named above. 

 
This is an open ended appointment and is available to start immediately.

 
Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry or relevant related discipline, experience in teaching Chemistry or a related subject at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level, and experience in the supervision of research students. 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 this link


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Katherine Holt, k.b.holt@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   9 Sep 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date  TBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
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 UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Technical Vacancies