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SCG Early Career Research Fellow at SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence in Chemistry

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021


The SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence in Chemistry has an exciting career development opportunity for an Early Career Research Fellow in the broad areas of the Circular Economy and Sustainable Chemistry. Working within the SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Dermot O’Hare you will play a leading role in creating and executing the CoE’s medium term strategic objectives, utilising molecular Inorganic Chemistry to address areas such as (i) future uses of plastics, (ii) utilisation of renewable feedstocks, (iii) CO2 chemistry, (iv) green ammonia or hydrogen synthesis. This is a fixed term position for up to 30 months to start as soon as possible.

Find out more about the CoE and O’Hare research and group:here

You should have an excellent publication record, commensurate with your career stage, and familiarity with areas relating to Sustainable Chemistry and the Circular Economy. This would have been achieved via a PhD in Molecular Inorganic Chemistry or a related subject, with postdoctoral research experience. You will also need to able to demonstrate an ability to work well as part of a team in a laboratory environment and take responsibility for managing both your own day-to-day research activities, and those of more junior PDRAs and research students. Experience in managing a research budget, report writing and giving presentations is also essential.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 (£42,149 - £50,296 p.a.) position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience, who are seeking a development opportunity. In this instance an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£33,309 - £40,927 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/ appointment where appropriate.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.

You will be required to upload ALL of the following as part of your online application:

  • 1-page Supporting Statement,
  • 2-page CV,
  • 2-page Research Proposal on your future research in Sustainable Chemistry

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday 1 October 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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