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- Joint Programme Lecturers in Biomedical Sciences (x2)
- Marketing & Communications Officer (Electronic Media)
- Postdoctoral Research Assistant, working in Organic Synthesis Methodology
We are an equal opportunities establishment.
Closing Date: 21/03/2014
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) (Joint Programmes - Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications). We are now seeking to appoint staff to join our School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and to contribute to the teaching on an exciting new initiative, a joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University (NCU), China. This programme admitted the first cohort of students in September 2013.
NCU is a national key ("211 project") university in the capital of Jiangxi province, about 400 miles southwest and inland of Shanghai. It is a comprehensive university, covering a wide range of subjects, and has over 81,000 full time and 10,000 part time undergraduate students and over 11,000 postgraduates. The proposed partnership with Nanchang is a genuinely equal partnership as students will graduate with a degree from Nanchang University and a degree from Queen Mary University of London, and teaching will be split equally between the universities. Teaching will be in English, and the programme will draw on the academic expertise of both institutions, with staff from QMUL providing a research led overview of current developments in biomedical sciences. All of the programme will be delivered at Nanchang University, with London-based QMUL staff being flown out to Nanchang to deliver their teaching.
We are seeking to appoint two staff to lead the teaching of this programme. The two posts will cover between them the areas of:
- Biochemistry (including Biomedical Pharmacology)
- Microbiology (including Molecular Clinical Microbiology)
Applicants must have a PhD and make it clear on their applications, which area(s) their expertise covers. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate previous experience of good quality undergraduate teaching and an ability to show enthusiasm and commitment in the process of teaching.
The post-holders will be expected to travel regularly to Nanchang for teaching (approximately 8 visits a year) and attending examination boards and carrying out project supervision in Nanchang, as well as teaching at QMUL, when required. The staff appointed will play a critical role in the establishment of a 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.
The posts are permanent and full time starting from May 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary for both posts 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 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 Joint Programme Director; Prof. Peter Heathcote at email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 21st March 2014. It is expected that interviews will be held during April.
Closing Date: 13/03/2014
The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) was established in August 2005 as a result of the merger between the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry. The merger created one of the largest Schools within QMUL, with ca 70 members of academic staff and in excess of 1400 undergraduates (BSc/ MSci), 250 foundation and 80 postgraduate students. The School is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students.
The School is looking to appoint a Marketing & Communications Officer, who will be responsible for improving, developing and maintaining the School’s website and its social networking media in a way that will effectively raise the School’s profile. The post holder will support student and staff recruitment, research activity and other marketing objectives.
Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent and a qualification in web technology or marketing/public relations is desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:
- Experience of writing copy for a diverse range of audiences with varying interests and levels of understanding
- Experience of Content Management Systems (preferably Rhythmyx)
- Experience of industry standard applications such as Photoshop
- Excellent IT skills including MS Office, graphics packages, databases
- Excellent command of English language, fluidity in writing-style, and with strong editing skills
This is a full time, fixed term post for 2 years. The salary scale will be in the range of £31,113 - £36,544 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Salary will be according to qualifications, skills and experience. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a 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
Application enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 13th March 2014. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.
QMUL Proof of Concept Fund
Closing Date: 14th March 2014
A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with Dr Christopher Bray, working on Organic Synthesis & Catalysis.
QMUL is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, with a budget of £285 million per annum.
The Bray group develops new methods for the stereocontrolled synthesis of chiral cyclopropanes which can be applied on scale to the synthesis of natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals & materials. For some background information on the group’s recent research in this area, see:
Bray CD, de Faveri G (2010) . Stereocontrolled synthesis of trans-cyclopropyl sulfones from terminal epoxides. J Org Chem vol. 75, (13) 4652-4655.
This project is supported by the QMUL Proof of Concept Fund and will investigate recent developments we have made with the Wadsworth-Emmons Cyclopropanation seeking to expand these methods to enable efficient cross-coupling of cyclopropane containing building blocks. In addition to carrying out research to develop novel methodology for the synthesis of these highly useful targets, the successful candidates will also liaise with industrial partners and fine chemical suppliers to facilitate the commercialisation of the new building blocks developed.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, with a solid grounding in organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis and/or organometallic chemistry. Experience of process development would be an advantage but is not essential. During the project the PDRA will also have opportunities to develop their supervision, writing, communication and organisational skills, excellent preparation for a career in academia or industry. Duties may also include assisting in the training and supervision of PhD and final year project students.
The position is full time and available for 12 months. The starting salary will be £31,113 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 informal enquiries, please contact Dr Bray via email email@example.com
Application enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral research opportunities
ESRC PhD Studentships in Psychology. Application deadline 30th January 2014
Current available projects in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences for prospective self-funded (mainly through Marie Curie fellowships) postdoctoral scientists.
Available PhD and postdoctoral opportunities (funded mainly from external sources) in the School's Neurobiologuy and Behaviour Group.