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Postdoctoral Research Assistant- HYBRID - QMUL16513

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 -£39,483 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16513
Date posted: 17-Oct-2018
Closing date: 17-Nov-2018

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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 (SEMS), a large School with ~70 academics, approximately 45 research staff, over 200 PhD Students and around 1000 taught students. SEMS includes 26 academics, working in fundamental and applied aspects of materials science. The Schools are part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which comprises five schools and two institutes. The project is in collaboration with researchers in the universities of Manchester and Surrey, and industrial collaborators.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Materials Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the development of new processing routes for functional polymers and hybrids. Including working with industrial partners to take the work towards commercialisations

Applicants should have a degree in Materials Science. They should have expertise in advanced materials processing techniques.

The post is part time (20 hours per week) and fixed term for 11 months. The starting salary will be up to £39,483 pro rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave pro rata, a 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Mike Reece at

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

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The closing date for applications is 17 November 2018 and interviews are anticipated to be held very shortly thereafter.

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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