The Department of Chemistry is seeking a specialist analytical chemist to head the Organic & Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy facilities at the University of Oxford. The post holder will be responsible for the provision and management of the service to support the research and teaching in the Department, as well as planning for future NMR spectroscopy needs, equipment, writing proposals for funding, introducing new techniques, and developing the service and its facilities. Full details of the role can be found in the job description.
The Department of Chemistry features world-class high-resolution NMR spectroscopy facilities. The combined Organic, Biological and Inorganic NMR facilities house thirteen solution-state and two solid-state FT NMR instruments, with proton operating frequencies ranging up to 700 MHz. The facility supports the full range of chemical sciences research across the department and university including synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, enzymology, metabolomics, catalysis and materials science.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in applied solution-state NMR spectroscopy, or in organic chemistry with significant appropriate NMR experience. They will have practical, current and a very broad range of NMR expertise, in particular covering organic and biological materials. They will have substantial experience at postdoctoral level working in the field, either in an academic institution or in industry. They will be experienced in NMR system maintenance and upkeep, and have a proven record of expertise and innovation in NMR. They will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, management and teaching ability and will possess good communication skills. Sound working knowledge of the requirements of COSHH and Health and Safety Regulations are also essential; experience with networked computing, and Windows / Mac operating systems and familiarity, is desirable.
This is a full-time permanent position. The post is located at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford.
Applications for the vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.
Only applications received before midday on Friday 29 September 2023 can be considered. We expect to invite candidates to interview in mid-late October, with an anticipated start date of January 2024.
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