|Salary:||£38,165 to £44,722 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||13th October 2023|
About the Role
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials and Environmental Chemistry, to work with Prof Marina Resmini for a period of 12 months, funded by the EC (www.nanostem.qmul.ac.uk) in the Department of Chemistry, within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the effect that artificial weathering has on the surface chemistry of a variety of polymeric materials, to contribute to the understanding of their potential environmental impact. The work will be done in collaboration with industrial partners, who will be providing some of the samples.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the weathering protocols, characterizing the samples using a combination of physico-chemical techniques, and evaluating the biodegradability using specific assays.
Applicants must hold a PhD in a Chemistry related area, prior to taking up the appointment. The research project requires experience in polymer chemistry and modern characterization techniques, in particular gel permeation chromatography, FT-IR, mass spectrometry, and surface tensiometry. Some experience of biodegradability measurements would be desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own academic research, administrative activities, and also contribute to the successful management of the research laboratory.
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), fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of 1st January 2024. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £40,223 to 44,722 per annum, 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 Prof. Marina Resmini at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.
The closing date for applications is 13 October 2023.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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