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Materials Process Engineer / Postdoctoral KTP Associate - QMUL16530

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £32,735-£34,523 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16530
Date posted: 28-Oct-2018
Closing date: 29-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, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and around 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 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. This post sits within the Materials Engineering division and see the collaboration of three academics (Dr. Emiliano Bilotti, Prof. Mike Reece and Dr. Haixue Yan) and the vibrant start-up Deregallera Ltd based in Caerphilly, South Wales, where the KTP associate will be spending extended periods of time.

The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Deregallera Ltd is committed to an honest attempt at reducing the environmental impact of modern society by exploring and evolving new materials and technologies for the vision of an all-electric future. Our activity includes materials discovery for energy storage via capacitor, supercapacitor, pseudocapacitor and battery systems while also developing a range of novel electric motors, generators and advanced control systems for future clean transport and energy generation technology.

This ambitious collaboration will develop a solution to the problem of prohibitively low energy density of polymer capacitors. The goal of this project is to develop advanced polymer film capacitors for the next generation of power electronics to facilitate further progression towards the era of all-electric technology. The successful candidate will produce a range of advanced polymer film capacitors with a packaged energy density >5 J/cm3. An objective of this project is also to scale-up the production of such films to hundreds of cm2 scale and ultimately construct a finished packaged prototype.

The successful candidate will: a) have a PhD and/or equivalent professional experience in Material Science and Engineering or equivalent subjects; b) Experience in appropriate research techniques including: Polymer melt processing; Electrical and dielectric characterisation, thermal and structural characterisation; c) Knowledge of nanomaterials and nanoparticles.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed for 36 months. Starting salary will be in the range of £32,735 - £34,523 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, 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 Dr Emiliano Bilotti by email:

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The closing date for applications is 29 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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