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Research Associate

The University of Manchester - Materials

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th May 2019
Closes: 24th June 2019
Job Ref: S&E-14007
Job Reference : S&E-14007
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 24/06/2019
Salary : £32,236 Per Annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Materials
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 9 months from commencement of contract

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious materials characterisation scientist to undertake research in the field of photoelectron spectroscopy of metal oxide materials for novel sun-care products. The post is temporary for a period of 9 months. Work will be carried out in collaboration with Croda Personal Care, a world leader in personal care products, including sun screen.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in physics, chemistry or materials science, specifically in materials characterisation and surface science. Expertise in the use and maintenance of (Near-ambient Pressure) X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy instruments and data analysis are essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and be comfortable working with both academic and industrial partners, 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:

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Andrew Guy Thomas
General enquiries:
Tel:  0161 275 4499
Technical support:
Tel:  0161 850 2004

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

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