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Academic Vacancies

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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 Organic Synthesis of Bioluminescent Molecules, - Ref:1874783 (D/L:29/3/2021)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7
 

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£36,028 - £43,533 per annum

Duties and  Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist for a Research Fellow post to work in the group of Prof. Jim Anderson (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/people/prof-jim-c-anderson) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. His group has been designing and synthesising bright, multicoloured, nr-IR emitting new bioluminescent molecules. The aim of this new project is to develop a molecular-level understanding of bioluminescence for the rational design of new bioluminescence tools for multicolor, deep-tissue imaging. This is a challenging project in synthetic organic chemistry and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills.

 

The post holder will be required to design and execute flexible synthetic pathways for the preparation of new bioluminescent molecules. The project will make extensive use of modern synthetic approaches as well as a variety of modern spectroscopic techniques.

 

The position is funded by an EPSRC grant, and the appointment will be for 36 months initially. Start date should be 1st May 2021, or as close to this as possible.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and possess experience in the following areas: organic synthesis, reaction optimization, compound purification and characterization by spectroscopic techniques. They will have a good publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and excellent skills in lab. They will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective verbal and written 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 £31,542 to £33,257 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 cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the post and include a list of publications and conference presentations along with your CV.

 

To apply for the vacancy please click here.

 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Jim Anderson (j.c.anderson@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.

 

 

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Research Fellow in Chemical Biology, - Ref:1874882 (D/L:11/4/2021)

UCL Department / Division

Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

7

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£36,028 - £43,533 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research
Fellow to work in the groups of Prof Vijay Chudasama and Dr Jamie Baker in the
Department of Chemistry at University College London. 
This EPSRC funded position is available to work on the development
of new peptide ligation methodology to enable the construction of
site-selective antibody conjugates.

 

The postholder will be required to carry out the
implementation of this research project, including the design and synthesis of
reagents, the development of new peptide ligation protocols, bioconjugation and
antibody conjugate characterisation.

The position is funded for 3 years in the first instance
and is available to start as soon as possible.

 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemical Biology or a related area, and possess knowledge and experience in organic synthesis and protein/peptide/fragment chemistry.
 
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 £31,542 to £33,257 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 here.
 
Informal enquiries should be addressed to v.chudasama@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.

Professional Services Vacancies

Deputy Departmental Manager, - Ref:1875018  (D/L: 10/4/2021)

UCL Department / Division

Department of Chemistry

Location of position

London

Grade

8

Hours

Full Time

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

£44,737 - £52,764 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Deputy Departmental Manager within the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post holder will oversee general and specific duties to progress the work of the Department. This will include the line management of professional services staff, and responsibility for departmental areas of administration related to finance, resources and staffing; with an oversight of how these areas contribute to the operational functions of the department.
 
The post holder must be able to organise and prioritise a varied and demanding workload, and have a proven record of successful line management and development of staff with proven team leadership and motivational skills.
 
Duration of the appointment is funded by the department and is an open-ended role.

 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have experience of promoting and providing excellence in areas of administration and the provision of support services, including the setting of service standards and monitoring of performance. They will have a high level of literacy and numeracy, excellent IT skills, and the ability to understand complex problems and develop innovative solutions.
 

 

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 Ruth Wilkinson – ruth.wilkinson@ucl.ac.uk
 
Any queries on the application process can be directed to Ruth Wilkinson - ruth.wilkinson@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: 10 April 2021
 

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