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The University of Oxford has recently given a major boost to new developments at the interfaces of the Physical, Medical and Life, and Environmental Sciences. It is in the process of filling a new Chair in Bioinformatics and of creating professorial posts in Bionanomaterials. The Professorship of Physical Chemistry has recently been refilled (Jacob Klein) and the University is undertaking developments in Bionanotechnology, Genomics, and Physical Biology. In addition to these major interdisciplinary initiatives, it now wishes to make a high-profile appointment to a Professorship of Chemical Biology, newly created within the Department of Chemistry, but with strong links both with other Departments and with the very successful Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences (OCMS), which concentrates on protein structures and has a substantial base within the Chemistry Department.

The construction of an entirely new £60m Chemistry Research Laboratory, to open in 2003, will provide space and facilities of an unrivalled nature to the new Professor. These state-of-the-art laboratories, and their proximity to the new Synchrotron Radiation Source, to be sited at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, provide a stimulating basis for further developments of the University's existing strengths in Chemical Biology and related areas.

The University intends to elect a person who, through leadership and the distinction of his or her own contribution to the field of Chemical Biology, will ensure the vigorous development of Chemical Biology at Oxford and its wider recognition outside. A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Hertford College is attached to the Professorship.

Applications (ten copies, or one only from overseas candidates), naming three persons who have agreed to act as referees on this occasion, should be received not later than 17 September 2001 by the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Further particulars may also be accessed on the Web (URL: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/).


Mathematical and Physical Science Division, Department of Physics in association with Magdalen College

Applications are invited for a University Lecturership in Condensed Matter Physics for a fixed term of five years from 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Lecturership is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Magdalen College, for the same period, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to age on a scale up to £39,564 a year. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research programme in Condensed Matter Physics (see http://www-cmphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/CondMatter.html for current research in the Department) and to be an effective teacher and lecturer.

Further particulars are available from Professor J. F. Ryan, Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU (tel. 01865 272226, fax 01865 282208, e-mail j.ryan1@physics.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should submit nine copies (one in the case of applicants based overseas) of a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, details of teaching experience, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, to arrive no later than 2 July 2001. Not more than two of the referees should be from the same institution; they should be asked to consider the selection criteria in the further particulars and to respond directly to the above address (fax or e-mail is sufficient) by the closing date. Short-listed candidates can expect to be invited to interview in Oxford within one month after the closing date. Applicants are asked to provide an e-mail address or a fax or telephone number where they can be contacted during that time.

The University and Magdalen College are equal opportunities employers.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 June 2001
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