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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant in Polymers and Composites

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

Location: London
Salary: £36,348 per annum (pro-rata) including London allowance (grade 4).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: QMUL31358
 

About the Role
Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant to work on the EPSRC project “Energy Efficient Composite Tooling with Integrated Self-Regulating Heating and Curing Capabilities based on Recycled Composite Waste (ECOTOOL)”, a Synergy Promotion projects funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub, within the Polymers and Composites group at QMUL.

The project aims to develop a smart heated composite tooling based on recycled composite wastes, providing efficient composite manufacturing with improved safety. This project links the expertise and experience of seven academic and industrial contributors, addressing the need of sustainable development of composite sector alongside multiple Hub priority research themes.

About You
Applicants should hold a PhD or have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the appointment, or equivalent research experience. You should have knowledge and experience in composite manufacturing, polymer and (nano)composite melt-processing, conductive polymer composites, standard characterisation technique for polymers and composites. Experience in positive temperature coefficient effects, electrical impedance tomography, and LabVIEW are desirable. Applicants should be self-motivated and possess an ability to work independently and manage work timescales. Clear written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in teams are essential.

About the School
This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 70-80 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. These are supported by an administrative and technical staff team of 45. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

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 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.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 8 months, with an expected start date of Jan 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £36,348 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 Han Zhang at han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk.

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

The closing date for applications is 02 January 2023.

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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