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Research Associate in Nanocomposites for Thermal Management

The University of Manchester - Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering School/ Directorate: Department of Materials

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 25th September 2021
Job Ref: SAE-017466

Job reference: SAE-017466

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/09/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Materials

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: 15 months from start date

A Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position is available for an outstanding and ambitious materials scientist to undertake research in the field of 2D material based polymer nanocomposites for thermal management applications. The position will be held in the Advanced Nanomaterials Group in the Department of Materials, under Dr. Mark Bissett and Prof. Ian Kinloch. The position is part of an Innovate UK funded project and involves collaboration between commercial partners and the University of Manchester to develop new nanocomposite materials for thermal management applications, particularly for use in the electronics industry.  You will be based in the Department of Materials, the National Graphene Institute, and the newly built Royce Institute.

You will have competence in the production and characterisation of polymer nanocomposites, and preferably you should also have experience in working with 2D materials, in particular measuring thermal conductivity.  You should be able to work under pressure, to maintain a high degree of accuracy, and to write and present your work both internally and for wider dissemination.  You should have a PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline and a strong publication track record. You will be part of a well-established and world leading team working on graphene, and other 2D materials, across the faculty and the National Graphene Institute and Royce Institute.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Blended working arrangements may be considered     

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Name: Dr. Mark Bissett


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