We currently have an exciting opportunity for a SCG Research Fellow in the area of the Circular Economy and Sustainability. The postholder will work within the SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Dermot O’Hare. The post is available from June 2021 and is a fixed term position for up to 30 months. The post holder would be expected to play a leading role in creating and executing in areas such as (i) future uses of plastics, (ii) utilisation of renewable feedstocks, (iii) small molecule activation.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry or a related subject with significant postdoctoral research experience.  The successful applicant will also be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team in a laboratory environment, take responsibility for managing their own day-to-day research activities as well as more junior PDRAs and research students and have experience in managing a research budget and report writing and presentations.  A track record of successful preparation and submission of patent applications, and manuscripts to world-leading peer-reviewed publications is a prerequisite.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. 

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: SCG Research Fellow in the area of the Circular Economy and Sustainability - 150867


Graduate Students

The CoE welcomes applications from suitable candidates wishing to specialise in either solid state or organometallic chemistry. Candidates can apply for an already funded SCG place within the CoE, although only a limited number of these are available each year. These will normally be advertised in February-March each year. Adverts can be found here or on jobs.ac.uk.  

Further information on graduate opportunities in chemistry can be found here and here. Information of funding for international students can be found here. Information on how to apply for places at Oxford can be found hereStudents usually start their D.Phil in October. 

If you are interested in joining  or finding out more about opportunities at the CoE please contact Professor O’Hare or coe-administration@chem.ox.ac.uk.