|Salary:||£32,236 to £34,189 per annum, depending on relevant experience|
|Placed On:||17th May 2019|
|Closes:||17th June 2019|
Location: Sackville Street, Manchester
Contract Duration: from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020
A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and enthusiastic polymer chemist to undertake research in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry, particularly in the design and synthesis of degradable polymer architectures for application in formulations. The project will be based in the Green Materials Laboratory under the direction of Prof. Michael Shaver as part of a diverse team addressing academic and industry challenges in sustainable polymer science.
You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in synthetic polymer chemistry or a closely related field. Expertise in synthesis and the characterisation of polymers is essential, including air-sensitive techniques, gel-permeation chromatography, biodegradation and/or formulation rheology. 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. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Prof Michael Shaver
Tel: 0161 275 4499
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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