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PDRA Electrode Materials for Na-ion Batteries (SEMS) - QMUL12526

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £32,956 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL12526
Date posted: 21-Aug-2017
Closing date: 19-Sep-2017

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has a vacancy for 36 months for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, in the The School of Engineering and Materials Science as a result of a successful EPSRC grant under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. A second position funded under the same project is available in the School of Physics and Astronomy, advertised

The aim of the project is to develop and investigate low cost functional carbon materials to be used as negative electrodes in Na-ion batteries. Under the supervision of Prof. Magdalena Titrici, the successful candidate will work to produce a range of functional carbon materials from biomass precursors and test their performance as electrodes in Na-Ion batteries in both half cells and full cells in different configurations of electrode/electrolyte.

All applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD or equivalent in Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or equivalent subject. Experience in appropriate research techniques relevant position are required, as outlined in the job description.

Each post is full time and fixed term for 36 months, and is expected to start in October 2017. The starting salary for each post will be £32,956 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Benefits include 30 days paid annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan).

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

There is a third 36 month position available at the University of Surrey under the same funded project within the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE), advertised separately.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Magdalena Titirici by email to

Further details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science, QMUL, can found at

Further details about the School of Physics and Astronomy, QMUL, can found at

Further details about the Department of Chemical Process Engineering, at Surrey, can found at

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to . When applying, please make it clear which post and department/school you are applying for.

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The closing date for applications is 19th September 2017 and interviews are anticipated to be held very shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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