Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose

You will contribute to a project “High Energy Density Capacitors Manufactured with Optoelectronic Tweezers (CapOET)” working with Dr S.L. Neale at the University of Glasgow and in collaboration with Prof Lee Cronin also at Glasgow and Prof Jason Riley at Imperial College London. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in micro/nanofabrication techniques, nanodielectrics and energy storage in capacitors. The project will involve assembling metal nanoparticles into patterns using micromanipulation techniques such as optical tweezing, optoelectronic tweezing and dielectrophoresis. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 3 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 019105; Closing date: 22 October 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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