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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry

University of Oxford

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professors Peter Hore, Christiane Timmel and Stuart Mackenzie on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of up to 24 months (with possibility of an extension for 12 months).
 
The successful candidate will develop and apply sensitive absorption-based cavity-enhanced spectroscopic techniques and fluorescence-based methods for studying magnetic field effects on photo-induced radical pair reactions in cryptochromes. The aim will be to establish the fundamental structural, kinetic, dynamic and magnetic properties that allow chemical reactions to respond to Earth-strength (ca. 50 microtesla) magnetic fields.
 
To find out more about the project and the Hore, Timmel and Mackenzie research groups, please visit: www.quantumbirds.eu/; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/peter-hore.aspx; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/christiane-timmel.aspx; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/stuart-mackenzie.aspx
 
Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up this post. You should have expertise in using and ideally developing sensitive optical spectroscopic techniques to study the kinetics of photochemical processes.
 
You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area (and postdoctoral work if appropriate), e.g. as judged by publications (or papers in press) in high quality peer-reviewed journals and also have an ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment and to supervise and educate junior co-workers and take part in joint projects through co-operation and the exchange of information and skills.
 
Main duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small scale project management and co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. Collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and frequently present papers and posters.
 
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford and is available immediately.
 
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
 
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 13 January 2020.
 
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in chemistry research posts in Oxford.
 
Closing Date :     11-Dec-2019
Contact Email :  recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk
 

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