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Fixed Term Lectureship in Organic Chemistry

Ref: QMUL4189

Closing date: 31st July 2014

Ranked highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, Medicine and Dentistry and Science and Engineering. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research, and intends to build on its recent RAE success and its rapid expansion in both staff and student numbers.

We seek to appoint a candidate who will contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, scholarship and administration in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

The post-holder will:

  • Contribute to the organisation, delivery of courses and the assessment of student achievement
  • Undertake administrative and other duties of a member of academic staff, and as agreed with the Head of School.

Applicants should have an Undergraduate degree or Postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.
Applicants must have appropriate subject knowledge and have the ability to teach at any level within the area of expertise and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level.

This is a full-time, fixed term post available for 1 year. The salary scale will be in the range of £38,579 - £48,035 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Salary will be according to qualifications, skills and experience.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Division, Professor Richard W Pickersgill (r.w.pickersgill@qmul.ac.uk).

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website on: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference number QMUL4189.
Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for completed applications is 31st July 2014

Interviews will be  held shortly thereafter.

 

Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Psychology 

Ref: QMUL3486

Closing date: 31st July 2014

Ranked very highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions, having joined the Russell Group in 2012. We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all its disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. We are in the midst of a 5 year programme of recruitment to invest in the acknowledged strengths in the school and advance its areas of internationally-competitive activity. The Division of Biological and Experimental Psychology is one of these focal areas, having been founded in 2008 and now comprising 13 permanent academics. The Division emphasizes a biological approach to psychology, integrating both human and animal studies to probe the mechanisms of cognition, perception, communication, decision making, social networks and resilience.  

We are now seeking an ambitious research-driven scientist with a strong track record of research outputs and potential for funding, to complement our group and join the Division at the lecturer or senior lecturer level. Area of research is open but applications from candidates probing molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms contributing to behaviour or cognition are particularly encouraged.  Research may focus on either humans or animal models, but an interest in bridging between the two is valuable.

Teaching loads are as what would be expected in a research led institution and reduced in the first two years following appointment, with opportunities to contribute to any of the core areas in our BPS-accredited psychology degree (e.g., developmental, social, biological, cognitive, individual differences).

Existing research infrastructure includes facilities for EEG, eyetracking, molecular biology and cell culture, significant high-throughput computational resources and established. Established animal models in the Division include songbirds (zebra finch), zebra fish, ungulates and honeybees. The Division is complemented by other strengths in the School in evolutionary genomics.

Our environment offers rich opportunities for collaborative research with strong links to other Schools within the Faculty, including the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and to research centres and facilities including:
• Centre for Psychiatry
• Life Sciences Institute
• Centre for the History of the Emotions
• Centre for Mind and Society
• The Genome Centre
• Centre for Cognitive Science
• The Centre for Digital Music in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences
• The Augmented Human Interaction (AHI) laboratory, collaboration between the Interaction, Media and Communication and the Computer Vision research groups.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; we have been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award and we positively welcome applications from women. We will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the School. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable.

The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be in the range of £38,579 - £48,035 for Lecturers and £50,770 - £56,747 for Senior Lecturers; per annum and will be in accordance with the appointment level, subject to experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Psychology Division, Professor David Clayton, e-mail address: d.clayton@qmul.ac.uk

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website on: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ and search for reference number QMUL3486

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

Applicants must submit their CV, which should include a two page summary of their proposed research at Queen Mary London.

The closing date for completed applications is 31st July 2014. Interviews will be held on 5th September 2014.

 

Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Theoretical/Computational Organic Chemistry

Ref: QMUL3515

Closing date: 31st July 2014

Ranked very highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions, joining the Russell Group in 2012. We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all its disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. We have embarked on a 5 year programme of recruitment to invest in the acknowledged strengths in the school and advance its areas of internationally-competitive activity. The School extends from Chemistry, through all aspects of Biology to Psychology. We have strong links with other Schools within the Faculty as well as with Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. With these links the school is also developing an exciting joint venture with Nanchang University in biomedicine.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Theoretical/Computational Organic Chemistry. You will join an enthusiastic team of Chemists, Structural Biologists and Biological Chemists. You may, for example, employ modelling techniques to elucidate function in proteins or you may develop theoretical calculations to model the behaviour of small molecules and chemical catalysis. An ability to collaborate with existing experimental groups in the Division and across the School would be an advantage. Your principal duty will be to establish and lead a world-class research programme in your chosen area of Chemistry and/or Biochemistry. You will have, or show promise of, an international reputation for research, and will contribute to and benefit from a full role in the academic life of the School. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable. Applicants must also have the ability to teach in relevant areas.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; we have been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award and we positively welcome applications from women. We will also welcome applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the School.

The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be in the range of £38,579 - £48,035 (Lecturers) and £50,770 - £56,747 (Senior Lecturers) per annum subject to experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Division, Professor Richard W Pickersgill, e-mail address: r.w.pickersgill@qmul.ac.uk

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website on: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on  http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference number QMUL3515

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

Applicants must submit their CV, which should include a two page summary of their proposed research at Queen Mary London.

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 31st July 2014. Interviews will be held on 2nd September 2014

 

Joint Programme Lecturer in Personal Development Planning and Study Skills

Ref: QMUL4007

Closing date: 10th August 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has an outstanding track record of educational collaboration with Chinese universities, most notably with the highly successful joint degree programmes that we run in partnership with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) (http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/jointprogs/index.html). We have now started an exciting new initiative, a joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University (NCU), China (http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/nanchang/index.html).

We are seeking to appoint a Joint Programme Lecturer to actively contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching Personal Development Planning (PDP), English support and Study Skills on the Nanchang joint programmes. Teaching will contribute at least 60% of workload, scholarship will normally contribute 20% of workload and administration & management normally contribute 20% of workload.

The post holder will join an existing PDP and Study Skills Lecturer working in the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) on the Joint Programme with Nanchang University (NCU). They will carry out teaching, scholarship and administration tasks as required by the QM Co-Director of the Joint Programmes with NCU. 

The post holder will be expected to travel regularly to Nanchang for teaching and attending examination boards. The member of staff appointed will play a critical role in the long term success of this vibrant joint programme and the necessary curriculum development. Success in meeting these objectives and providing the finest possible education for our students is recognised explicitly in career progression and promotion criteria at QMUL.

Applicants must have an Undergraduate degree. It is also essential that candidates have:
• Experience of Undergraduate teaching appropriate to the level of appointment
• Experience in the delivery of teaching of Personal Development Planning and Study Skills by professional practice/through publications/exhibitions/other
• Experience of producing relevant paperwork and actively contributing to preparations for accreditation visits and external audits
• A strong background through achievement in an academic area such as Biological or Biomedical Sciences or a related area
• The ability to teach in at least 2 of the following areas: Personal Development Planning, English support sessions for non-native speakers or Study Skills

The post is permanent and full time starting as soon as possible.  The salary will be on the Lecturer scale and will be in the range of £38,579 - £48,035 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.  Candidates must also be in a position to be able to obtain a Chinese visa and are expected to have checked their eligibility through the Chinese Visa office website.

Informal enquiries about the posts should be addressed to the NCU Joint Programme Co-Director Prof. Peter Heathcote at P.Heathcote@qmul.ac.uk.

Details about the School can be found at http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/.  

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL4007.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 10th August 2014.  Interviews will be held on 8th September 2014.  

 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, working in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis, ERC Starting Grant 

Ref: QMUL3545

Closing Date: 4th August 2014

A Postdoctoral Research position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with Dr Igor Larrosa, working in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis.

QMUL is one of UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, with a budget of £285 million per annum.

The  position is funded from a European Research Council Starting Grant project entitled ‘Make it Simple: Towards a New Era for Organic Synthesis’.

The Larrosa group’s research interests are in the areas of decarboxylative and C–H activation. The activation of inert C–H bonds and their transformation into versatile functionalities is an emerging and exciting field in synthetic organic chemistry that represents an important advance towards atom and step economy. This project will involve the development of novel metal catalysed C–H activation based transformations. In particular, this project aims at the design and development of novel multi-metallic catalytic cycles able to form carbon-carbon bonds between two coupling partners via green activation methods.

For some background information on the group’s research read:
- P. Ricci, K. Kramer, X. C. Cambeiro, I. Larrosa J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13258.
- X. C. Cambeiro, T. C. Boorman, P. Lu, I. Larrosa Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1781.
- J. Cornella, M. Righi, I. Larrosa Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9429.
- P. Lu, T. C. Boorman, A. M. Z. Slawin, I. Larrosa J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 5580

The successful candidate will have a PhD in chemistry, with a solid grounding in catalysis, organic and/or organometallic chemistry.

These position is full time and available for two years. The starting salary will be £32,820 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For further information about the School, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Larrosa via email i.larrosa@qmul.ac.uk
Webpage: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/igorlarrosa.html

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ and search for reference number QMUL3545.

Application enquiries should be made to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 4 August 2014.  Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in Honeybee Epigenetics


Ref: QMUL4243

Closing date: 20th August 2014

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Working with Dr Paul Hurd, you will examine the role of chromatin in honeybee development and behaviour. The project is funded by the BBSRC for 3 years.


The Hurd group aims to understand how the environment shapes phenotype through epigenetic mechanisms. We are particularly interested in how nutrition directs changes in chromatin structure through histone post-translational modifications. In addition to the ecological and agricultural importance of the honeybee, larval development represents one of the most striking examples of phenotypic plasticity in any organism. 

We have recently established that honeybees have extensively modified histones (Dickman et al, 2013). In collaboration with Prof. Ryszard Maleszka, at the Australian National University, we are now investigating the functions of histone modifications during the establishment of distinct castes during honeybee development and also in complex behaviour. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage in this project using a variety of molecular biological, genomic and bioinformatic techniques. In addition, there will be the opportunity to travel and work in Canberra, Australia.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in molecular biology, preferably with a background in chromatin biology. Experience in the analysis of histone modifications, ChIP and ChIP-Seq, is highly desirable. Candidates with additional experience in the analysis of genome-wide datasets are particularly encouraged to apply. A demonstrable ability to develop your own research through to publication is also desirable as evidenced by a publication in a peer-reviewed international journal or in press. Appropriate training will be provided as part of our commitment to develop the careers of our researchers.

Ranked very highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and with a budget of £285 million per annum is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions, having joined the Russell Group in 2012. The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences includes dynamic and productive groups working on other social insects and our environment also offers rich opportunities for collaborative research with strong links to other Schools within the Faculty, including epigenetic-focussed groups at the Blizard Institute and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The position is full-time and available for 3 years. The salary will be in the range £31,113 - £34, 626 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Dr Hurd via email p.j.hurd@qmul.ac.uk
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL4243.
Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is 20th August 2014. 

Interviews will be held in September. The successful candidate is expected to take up the position as soon possible thereafter.

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