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Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Merton College, Oxford

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Merton College, under arrangements described in the Job Description and Selection Criteria. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We wish to appoint a candidate with a strong, contemporary research vision whose interests are centred in organic chemistry. A wide range of research interests are appropriate from across the breadth of the subject, for example (but not limited to) the development of new synthetic methods including emerging technologies, mechanistic studies including computation, organic materials, and biocatalysis. You will join a lively, intellectually stimulating and multi-disciplinary community which performs at the highest international levels in research and teaching, with exceptional innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in a field relevant to Organic Chemistry, and have a very strong track record, or show outstanding promise, in independent research. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources. If already in an academic position, they should provide evidence of the ability to lead a group of researchers at different career stages. They should be able to demonstrate excellence (or the potential for excellence) in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in the administration of the subject and in the wider life and governance of the College.

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes equality, values diversity, and maintains a working, learning and social environment. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide an inclusive, fair and open environment.. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £52,815 – £70,918 p.a. Benefits of the Fellowship include a college housing allowance of £20,000 (or rent-free accommodation, and subject to availability). An allowance of £3,078 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 29 March 2024 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place in early May 2024 in Oxford. The anticipated start date is October 2024.

Further particulars for the post are available here.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Ms Natalie Armstrong, PA to Professor Edward Anderson; email:  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Lodge Porter – Nights (Receptionist)

Contract type: Full-Time, permanent

Salary:  starting at £26,937 per annum rising to £27,550 per annum after probationary period, plus a night allowance of £1,500 per annum, paid monthly

Shift pattern: Nightshift – 18:30 hours to 06:30 hours, 3 days on and 3 days off, average 42 hours/week, inclusive of some weekends and bank holidays

The Lodge is very much the gateway to the College and on a daily basis our team of Porters welcome and assist a significant number of Fellows, students, staff and visitors from all over the world. The role is a very busy and public facing one in which the Porters are required to provide the highest possible standards of service at all times.

We would like to hear from applicants who enjoy working with and assisting a wide range of people, and who enjoy variety and responsibility. You will be naturally personable and able to demonstrate experience of working in a public facing role that has involved providing great customer service.       

Benefits include:

Working hours are 42 per week on a ‘3 days on and 3 days off’ 6-week cycle. The equivalent of 7.6 weeks holiday, meal allowance, uniform, OSPS pension scheme, private health cover, use of the College fitness facilities and onsite parking. 

For further information about the role please see the Further Particulars.

To apply, please complete the Application form where you can upload a covering letter and CV.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head Porter, Huw James.

Closing date: The vacancy will only remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.  Early application is encouraged.

Merton College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

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