Research Fellow (75735-116)

University of Warwick - Department of Chemistry

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

A funded position is available working in the area of biomaterials in the research group of Prof Andrew P. Dove within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick. The project is focused on the synthesis and evaluation of novel thermoplastic elastomer materials.

You will be proficient in organic and polymer synthesis such that you are able to undertake monomer synthesis and step-growth polymerisation as well as fully characterise the materials that result. It is also desirable to have experience in one or more of the following subjects: (i) monomer synthesis; (ii) step-growth polymerisation; (iii) thermoplastic elastomers, (iv) mechanical, X-ray and thermal characterisation of materials.

You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team. The position is available immediately. You will also have excellent people skills and be able to collaborate with/teach other group members to perform synthesis and characterisation across the scope of the project. In addition to a high level of practical skills you will be able to operate and maintain equipment relevant to your work and to train others in doing so.

You will have completed (or be soon to complete) a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301).

Informal enquiries: Prof. Andrew Dove: e-mail: or tel: +44 (0) 24 7652 4107.

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