We currently have an exciting opportunity for a PA and Administrator to SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence.

The project involves managing the administrative support for the Director and Deputy Director of the CoE and the large O’Hare research group. Your support will enable the O’Hare group and CoE team to operate effectively and includes responsibility for a range of processes to ensure requirements of the project’s sponsors are met.

You will act as the primary administrative liaison point between the sponsors and internal and external partners and will undertake and co-ordinate support with finance, personnel, facilities and other administrative staff within the Chemistry Department. You will also liaise with other University departments regarding administration from Research Services and Research Accounts to MPLS. It will involve co-ordinating committee work and managing workflows of CoE business in order to ensure projects and objectives are achieved on budget and on time. You will need to organise meetings, workshops as well as making complex travel arrangements for staff visits and external partners visitors programmes, visas and hospitality requirements.

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: PA and Administrator to SCG-Oxford Centre of Excellence - 150700 


Want to join two great research teams at University of Oxford and SENFI-UK and work toward commercialisation of new High-Tech Energy products? Apply to be our new KTP Associate.

Applications are invited for a KTP Associate position (equivalent to Postdoctoral Research Associate) in inorganic chemistry to work between the University of Oxford's Department of Chemistry and SENFI UK Ltd, a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals. The postholder will be jointly supervised by Professor Dermot O'Hare and Dr Bjoern Schimmoeller (SENFI UK). This project is co-funded for a period of 2 years by UKRI-Innovate UK and SENFI UK Ltd via a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) grant. The aim of the KTP award is to facilitate a strong collaboration between the Professor Dermot O'Hare research group ( and SENFI UK (, towards knowledge transfer and development of new high-tech solutions in the field of supercapacitors. The goal of the project is to develop next generation anode materials for application in high energy storage supercapacitor devices, facilitating the electrification of mobility, urban transportation and stationary storage solutions. This position provides additional benefits, including funding for career development opportunities, such as training and attending conferences. 

The KTP Associate will be based at SENFI UK's premises at Oxford University's Begbroke Science Park to enable the KTP Associate to immerse him/herself in an industrial R&D environment. Therefore, the postholder must have a desire to work in a commercial environment and be willing to work effectively as a member of both Professor O'Hare's research group and the SENFI UK team, acting as a bridge for the transfer of knowledge and expertise.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Inorganic, Organometallic or Materials Chemistry (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. You will have expertise in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry, including the synthesis of layered materials, and experience in modern characterisation including PXRD, TGA, BET or solid-state NMR spectroscopy, electrochemistry. The KTP Associate will also be expected to assist with the drafting of business strategies and analysing competing technologies. For further information on KTPs and what is means to be a KTP Associate, please visit: 

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: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry ("KTP Associate") - 149984 


If you are interested in postdoctoral opportunities when there are no current positions in the group then please email Professor O’Hare directly and send a copy of your CV.

When posts are advertised they can also be found here or here or on  

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  

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 here. Students 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’Hareor Melisa Holloway.