Leverhulme Research Centre in Forensic Science - Principal Investigator in Materials Science and Engineering

University of Dundee - School of Science and Engineering - Leverhulme Research Centre in Forensic Science

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

48 months

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is a 10 year £10 Million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem.

We are looking for a talented and interdisciplinary materials scientist or engineer who can assess, analyse and visualise solutions for complex multi-dimensional materials challenges in the real world. We wish the post holder to focus initially on the development of our capabilities around understanding how traditional materials interact with one another across a wide variety of circumstances and situations. You must have experience of project design, management and delivery to a high standard both within academic and commercial contexts. We wish also to explore aspects of the development and use of functionalised materials and nanotechnology as part of designing new materials for use within the forensic science and crime scene investigation domain.

As a key appointment in the £10m Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science you will help to reinforce the scientific validity of evidence in the courtroom. In doing so, your skills will serve the ends of justice.

The successful applicant will be comfortable working within an interdisciplinary team of professionals, end users and researchers with mixed abilities and understanding of engineering and science. They should be conversant in statistical techniques, and have a deep understanding of both traditional and modern materials as they are applied in the real world.

Please see job description for full details.

Closing date for this post is 27 August 2017.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.

We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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