Research Associate in Graphene based Membranes

The University of Manchester - School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Closing Date: 27/08/2017
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: From 01 September 2017 to 31 August 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering
School/Directorate: School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Division: -
Hours Per week: Full Time
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum depending on experience
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: S&E-10442

A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious materials physicist to undertake research in the field of graphene based membranes. The post is tenable from September 2017 for up to 24 months. You will join a vibrant team of researchers who have been at the forefront of graphene research since its discovery in 2004. Using our state-of-the-art laboratory, measurement and microfabrication facilities you will drive forward a new project to investigate mass transport and separation properties of 2D materials based membranes.  

You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in materials physics or a closely related field. Experience in graphene and related materials synthesis and characterisation, membrane science and technology would be advantageous. You should be well-organised and self-motivated, with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is also essential.

Applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria should be made online, including uploading an up to date CV.

The School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Rahul Raveendran Nair


Tel: 0161 306 6574

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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