|Salary:||£37,099 to £41,732 per annum|
|Placed On:||4th October 2023|
|Closes:||1st November 2023|
Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for 27 months
The University of St Andrews is seeking an inorganic, physical or materials chemist to join a large project aimed at developing Metal-organic framework (MOF)/polymer composites for medical devices. The position is for 27 months and is funded through the UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The successful candidate will join the research group of Professor Russell Morris and will form part of a larger interdisciplinary team that involves researchers from other universities (Queen’s University Belfast, University of Edinburgh and the University of the Highlands and Islands), together with several companies.
The role will involve the manufacture of MOFs and their composites with medical grade polymers, with the goal of developing materials that can store and deliver nitric oxide at required concentrations for application in indwelling catheters and devices used in interventional cardiology. The role will include the analysis of the materials’ functional, structural and physical properties using a wide range of techniques, including powder X-ray diffraction, gas adsorption/porosimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and electron microscopy. An important part of the role will be an aptitude for helping with the commercialisation of the technologies that are being developed.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in chemistry/related subject (e.g. engineering) or show an aptitude to be of the standard of a PhD student. The candidate should be able to demonstrate an ability to quickly assimilate ideas from different areas.
Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/
Closing Date: 1 November 2023
Please quote ref: AR7959SB
Further Particulars: AR7959SB FPs.doc
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