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Research Associate in Graphene-reinforced polymer composites for fasteners

The University of Manchester - Science & Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th September 2018
Closes: 24th October 2018
Job Ref: S&E-12780

Job Reference : S&E-12780
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 24/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : 2 years

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious materials scientist to undertake research in the field of polymer-graphene composite materials, particularly injection moulded polymers such as nylon and polypropylene, used primarily in the design and manufacture of fasteners.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in materials science, chemistry or nanotechnology. Expertise in polymer processing and polymer nanocomposites is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School 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 holds a Bronze Award 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:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Reader in Nanomaterials


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

 Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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