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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
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.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: ENG555423

Location: University Park

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for the position of Research Fellow to join an Industry sponsored project that aims to develop high energy density supercapatteries with aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes such as ionic liquids and molten salts. The person appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research and will be responsible for writing up their work for publication.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

For the Research Fellow position, a PhD degree in chemistry, materials science or a related area is required. Excellent candidates who are near completion of their theses will also be considered. Work experience in the field of supercapacitors, batteries and supercapacitors is essential. A good level of knowledge and research skills of aqueous and non-aqueous chemistry, carbon and polymer-based electrode materials and aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes are desirable. In addition to research, you will also help supervise other members of the team and participate in teaching related activities.

A common key aspect of your role will be working with industrial sponsor and research collaborators of the project, which will also benefit career development.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed-term post for 24 months. Arrangements for job share may be considered. Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to the resources of the university as well as a range of benefits and rewards, including staff discounts and travel schemes and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor George Chen, tel: 0115 951417 or email george.chen@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration. Please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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