|Salary:||£30,487 to £45,585 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33,966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||13th October 2023|
Location: University Park
We are currently seeking a postdoctoral scientist with skills related to electrospinning and materials characterisation to join a multi-disciplinary team working on a new project “BIOSPINFIL (BIOdegradable electroSPINning manufactured FILters for housed livestock farm pollution capture)”. This project is funded by Innovate UK through DEFRA and the Farming Innovation Programme, and is led by PAK Engineering Ltd. The project provides an excellent opportunity to develop research skills in applied materials science whilst gaining experience of working with industry.
In this role, you will investigate how to fabricate biodegradable, electrospun fibrous materials for the manufacture of filters for use in the farming industry. You will have practical experience in electrospinning and biomaterials characterisation, in addition to strong analytical, reporting and writing skills. You will work in the Nottingham Biodiscovery Institute on University Park as a member of the School of Pharmacy. You will also work with project partners, including PAK Engineering Ltd (based in Tamworth), and will be required to travel to these partners for meetings and short-term lab work.
Candidates are expected have a PhD awarded or near to completion in materials science or a related discipline (e.g. chemical engineering, chemistry) and have practical expertise in electrospinning and biomaterials characterisation. An understanding of working with industry would be an advantage.
The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025, available to start from 1st November 2023. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.
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