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


We are always happy to support applications for independent Research Fellowships for candidates of exceptional academic calibre. We are strongly committed to mentorship of our Research Fellows, providing a supportive environment that encourages intellectual freedom and the generation of new ideas. Our Research Fellows are given unrestricted access to the group’s facilities and supervise their own Part II students.

The difficult reality is that there are always many more good candidates than there are Fellowships available. The Department of Chemistry has its own process for prioritising support for Fellowship applications, details of which can be found here. Informal applications should be directed to Professor O'Hare in the first instance, and are most helpful if they include a CV, an indication of the proposed support mechanism, and an outline of the research to be undertaken in Oxford.