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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, as any work carried out before this Right to Work check will not be paid for.

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

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (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 who carry out ad-hoc duties, or demonstrating at Workshops or Open Days will be paid at Grade 5 pt 20, which is currently £14.94 per hour and this will be organised through UniTemps. Again, they must see your Right to Work first before any work is done. Please contact our Chemistry HR team for guidance (hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk)

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 a Job Description & Person Specification and further instructions. You can also email our Chemistry HR team for further details (Email: hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk).

Successful applicants will be issued with an FTE-based PGTA contract. For more information please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/postgraduate-teaching-assistant-code-practice.

A CV containing the following information will be required:

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.

Please note, your Right to Work (i.e. passport) must be checked before you commence work. Please arrange with a member of the Chemistry HR team 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 Soft Matter Physics

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £44,388 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Dr Giorgio Volpe (https://activematterlab.org) in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. This EPSRC funded position is available to work on the development of a novel noncontact printing technique (COMAND) based on the manipulation of programmable droplets to fabricate flexible electronic devices.

The postholder will be required to carry out the implementation of this research project, including the advancement of COMAND’s science, technology and level of automation. They will also apply the technique to deposit organic semiconductors and fabricate flexible electronics devices. The appointee will be part of a larger team and will be required to work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr Schroeder and Dr Blunt at UCL Chemistry.

The position is funded for 18 months in the first instance with potential to be extended for the 3-year duration of the EPSRC award and is available from 1st January 2022.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or a relevant discipline, and possess knowledge and experience in experimental setup development and automation, experimental research in soft matter and coding for data analysis and acquisition.

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 £32,217 - £33,958 per annum, including London Allowance of £3,461) 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to g.volpe@ucl.ac.uk.

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey at hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date 25 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date Tbc

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in 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.

Job description and Person specification

Research Fellow in Chemical Biology

UCL Department / Division Chemistry

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)      £36,770 to £44,388 per annum    

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Professor Alethea Tabor in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded by the EPSRC as part of a collaborative project entitled “Interrogating the nisin:lipid interaction: a chemical biology approach”.  In this project we will pioneer a chemical biology strategy to understand how key parts of the nisin and lipid II structures interact with each other and influence pore assembly and formation. The postholder will focus on the total synthesis of novel semisynthetic nisin analogues, including the synthesis of protected lanthionine and analogues, solid-phase and solution-phase synthesis of cyclic and linear peptides, and segment synthesis and coupling of large peptide fragments.

The appointment is for 2 years in the first instance, starting between January – March 2022.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology, with experience in organic synthesis and peptide synthesis, purification and characterisation.

Expertise in solid-phase peptide synthesis, and in purification and analysis of complex bioconjugates by NMR and mass spectrometry, is also desirable.  

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 £32,217 to £33,958 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Alethea Tabor (a.b.tabor@ucl.ac.uk) Any queries on the application process can be directed to hr.chem@ucl.ac.uk

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

Closing Date 26 November 2021

Interviews Tbc

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.
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