Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering

Are you looking for a challenging project in extreme-conditions science? We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to work on a project “Preventing Surface Degradation in Demanding Environments”, funded through the EPSRC Prosperity Partnerships Scheme. The project brings together researchers from BP, the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Leeds, and Imperial College London in order to tackle the societal, economic and safety implications that surface degradation processes such as corrosion and wear have on industry worldwide.

The work programme in Edinburgh will explore the effects of high pressure and shear on the structures and physico-chemical properties of lubricants and metal surfaces, under the supervision of Prof. Colin R. Pulham in the School of Chemistry and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions.  The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the area of high-pressure X-ray diffraction or high-pressure spectroscopy, or in a closely related discipline.  The successful candidate must have experience of working with diamond-anvil cells and the collection and analysis of spectroscopic/diffraction data using either laboratory or synchrotron sources. Experience of the use of AFM, larger volume pressure cells and other high-pressure physical techniques would be desirable.

Fixed Term: 24 months from 1st November 2017

Closing Date:24-OCT-2017  at 5pm GMT

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in

Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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