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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL16044

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16044
Date posted: 01-Oct-2018
Closing date: 14-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70-80 academic staff and 40 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PGR students. 37 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a 12-month Postdoctoral Research Associate position, to work on an industry-funded project focusing on the tribology of tissue samples in the laboratory of Dr Julien Gautrot Materials Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Applications are invited for a 12 months Postdoctoral Research Associate position, to work on an industry-funded project focusing on the tribology of tissue samples in the laboratory of Dr Julien Gautrot.

Our research group has a strong track-record in the field of materials science, biomaterials science and polymer coatings (see Chem. Rev. 2014, Biomaterials 2010, 2012, Nature Materials 2012, Nature Cell Biology 2010 and Integrative Biology 2013). See our webpage (http://biointerfaces.qmul.ac.uk/) for further details. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team and build a strong expertise in the mechanical characterisation of soft tissues and in particular their tribological profile and associated impact on structure and morphology.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent subjects. Experience in the field of mechanical characterisation of soft tissues and tribology (in particular via rheology, AFM and confocal microscopy) is particularly desirable.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months. The project, funded by GSK, is expected to start on 1st November 2018.   The starting salary will be £33615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan).

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to  j.gautrot@qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science can found at http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

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The closing date for applications is 14 November 2018 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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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