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Senior Research Officer in Polymer Synthesis (fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Chemistry

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £39,609 to £48,677 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st January 2019
Closes: 19th February 2019
Job Ref: SCI499918

This is a highly interdisciplinary post focused upon the clean synthesis of polymers and utilisation of renewable resources. The successful candidate will play a key role in providing support and day to day leadership and supervision of a large, highly specialised research group under the Head of School Prof. Steve Howdle.        

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related discipline and extensive postdoctoral experience in Polymer Chemistry demonstrating key skills. In addition, candidates should have a proven ability in innovative and effective polymer based experimental research covering controlled/living polymerisation and / or step growth polymer chemistry using a wide range of strategies to develop functional polymeric materials. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience of polymer characterisation methodologies. Good communication skills, experience of interdisciplinary research, the ability to collaborate effectively with senior and junior colleagues both in industry and academia, and a good publication track record in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with the stage of career are all essential. 

This full-time post is available from 1st March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 4 years.

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers and diversity in science. You can read more about what this means at and on our website

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