|Salary:||£36,348 to £42,592 per annum|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||14th February 2023|
About the Role
We are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to develop water repellent (Superhydrophobic) coatings for real-world application. Using a polymer-nanocomposite formulation approach for the design of materials able to perform to industrial specifications on an industrial scale. The researcher will work closely with a range of industrial collaborators throughout the project.
You should have an excellent academic record, proven academic writing ability, attention to detail and strong communication skills. You should hold a PhD (or close to completion) in materials science/engineering, materials chemistry, or a similar discipline and experience in coatings formulation and/or water repellent surfaces.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
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, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full-time (35 hours per week), a fixed-term appointment for 9 months (with a planned 9-month contract extension during the initial contract), with an expected start date of April 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £36,348 - £42,592 per annum pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointment 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 Colin Crick) at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 020 7882 6886.
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The closing date for applications is the 14 February 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.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.
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