|Salary:||£33,348 to £43,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||24th March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
Fixed Term Contract until 31st May 2025.
36.5hrs per week, 1.0 FTE.
Development of reprocessable and recyclable elastomers and rubber products is a key step towards net-zero future. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly-motivated polymer scientist to develop novel biobased thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) nanocomposites to achieve reprocessable and high-performance elastomeric products.
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your career within a research-intensive, and commercially focused environment. Sponsored by an EPSRC grant, you will work in the Materials Engineering Centre (MEC) and International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing (IINM) at WMG and have access to the state-of-the-art polymer processing and characterization facilities. You will also collaborate with academic and industrial project partners for the design and manufacturing of sustainable elastomers.
We are looking for a candidate who has been educated in polymer science and characterisation, with sound expertise in a range of practical laboratory skills. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have good skills in both polymer chemistry and processing.
We can offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a generous pension scheme and 26 days of annual leave (plus 4 customary days taken over the Christmas period). 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 recognizes 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 another 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 (£32,411 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£33,348 pa).
Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Ton Peijs firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Chaoying Wan (email@example.com).
Interview Date: TBC
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