Research Associate - Corrosion Scales (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the research group of Prof Stuart Clarke at the Department of Chemistry from 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The project aims to use novel laboratory based and synchrotron approaches to study corrosion scales. The project is part of the recent EPSRC Prosperity Partnership "Preventing Surface Degradation in Demanding Environments" with colleagues at the universities of Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Imperial College London.

The successful candidate will have a background in chemical aspects of corrosion, surface science of 'wet' surfaces and/or related chemistry and chemical engineering. Ideally with experience of synchrotron scattering (SAXS/WAXS/EXAFS/NEXAFS), spectroscopy (FTIR (Mid and far)/RAMAN/ SFG/ Confocal) and an understanding of electrochemical processes/techniques.  

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding the post, please contact Lingtao Kong

Please quote reference MA12846 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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