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Scientist (Ink Technology - KTP Research Associate)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Engineering and Materials Science

Location: London
Salary: £32,087 to £40,797 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26705
 

About the Role

Applications are sought for a Scientist (Ink Technology - KTP Research Associate), in collaboration with Xaar plc, and under the academic supervision of Dr J. Rafael Castrejon-Pita and Dr Neil Cagney in the School of Engineering and Materials Science. The aim of the project is to understand the physics of jetting and droplet formation of high particle loaded fluids and to optimise the formulation of highly loaded inks.

About You

Applicants should have a technical background and experience is required, equivalent to that of an MSc or PhD in an engineering or physics discipline. Experience in experimental fluid mechanics is desirable, as well as experience in image analysis and rheology. Furthermore, it is expected that the applicant has experience with several computational methods, such as Matlab. Importantly, the candidate must have a strong interest in developing rapid and conventional prototypes.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1900 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at Xaar plc (Huntingdon, Cambridge) and often travel to Queen Mary (Mile End, London). It is full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years, with an expected start date of 1st December 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £32,087- £40,797 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr J. Rafael Castrejon-Pita at r.castrejonpita@qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 5 December 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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