Research Associate in Synthesis and Fabrication of Polymeric Membranes

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Closing Date: 12/12/2016.
Employment Type: Fixed Term.
Duration: 15 January 2017 until 31 March 2020.
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate: School of Chemistry.
Division: Chemistry.
Hours Per week: 1 FTE.
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference: S&E-09176.

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious scientist to undertake research on novel membrane materials for gas and liquid separations. They will collaborate with other researchers at Manchester University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College, Newcastle University and Bath University, through an EPSRC programme grant entitled “From Membrane Material Synthesis to Fabrication and Function” (SynFabFun). 

You will have excellent laboratory skills in the synthesis and characterization of polymers, and in the fabrication, characterization and testing of membranes. You will clearly understand aspects of materials science and engineering relevant to the development of membrane materials, and will have a creative attitude enabling them to find innovative solutions to technical problems. You will have exceptional team-working and communication skills, so as to interact effectively with other researchers at Manchester and collaborating Universities.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Peter Budd


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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