|Salary:||£32,348 to £42,155 per annum.|
|Placed On:||9th December 2022|
|Closes:||8th January 2023|
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2024, 36.5 hours per week.
WMG’s National Polymer Processing Centre (NPPC) is looking for talented and highly motivated engineers and scientists to develop circular polymer solutions in close partnership with selected industry partners.
Highly-sustainable materials and process solutions are currently being developed at WMG’s new Materials Engineering Centre using dedicated industry-leading facilities for polymers, composites and hybrid structures.
You will contribute to a growing project portfolio in the area of sustainable and circular plastics, driving a step-change in capability within the UK supply chain by addressing long-term sustainability and circularity issues at the materials, manufacturing, design and end-of-life level.
You will have a good honours degree and PhD in material science, mechanical engineering, applied physics, manufacturing engineering or chemical engineering, and have experience of providing technical leadership. Candidates must be proficient in the following areas:
Experience of polymer process development/application and the delivery or management of project research in a collaborative R&D environment would be advantageous, as well as some knowledge of machine learning principles.
This exciting role will involve close collaboration with industrial partners and there will be opportunities for training and career development.
We will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).
Interview Date: TBC
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
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