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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £26,495 on Grade E/F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th July 2018
Closes: 14th August 2018
Job Ref: R53668
 

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The College wishes to recruit a Research Associate/Fellow to support the work of Professor Zhu. This EPSRC funded post is available from 01 September 2019 for 7 months. The project will conduct research on nano-Structured PCM Composites for Compact Space Heating (n-CoSH) and is part of the SUPERGEN Energy Storage Materials Challenge. The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham.

The post will include the screening and development of advanced nanostructured PCM composites at the University of Exeter, and will provide test composite samples to other partners for testing. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Professor Yanqiu Zhu, by e-mail (y.zhu@ex.ac.uk) or telephone (01392 723620).

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

   
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