Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Functional Polymers and Nanostructures

Queen Mary University of London - Engineering & Materials Science

Applications are invited for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Dr Stoyan Smoukov in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) at Queen Mary University of London. The focus of this exciting project will be polymerization of several conducting polymers on different substrates and combining them with other smart materials to make micro actuators with exciting properties. Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with other Lab members in different disciplines, to have good communications skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

The ideal candidate must have experience in polymer synthesis, especially conducting polymer synthesis and characterization, electrochemistry, and applications in electroactive polymers. Applicants should have a PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or Material Science.

As a member of the prestigious Russell Group, QMUL is one of UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, where multidisciplinary research is carried out at the highest level. Access to a large variety of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities will be available.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months. The salary is £32,956 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave and a defined benefits scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Please contact Dr Stoyan Smoukov ( for further details.

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The closing date for applications is 11 December 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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