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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Scalably produced nanomaterials for electrochemical applications - QMUL20629

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £31,613 - £38,084 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL20629
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Nov-2019
Closing date: 11-Dec-2019

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The school of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral researcher to work on an EPSRC funded project making novel nanomaterials, screening performance for energy devices and then scaling into fully working devices. This project will be carried out in the research group of Dr Patrick Cullen.

The post-holder will be responsible for carrying out research in the areas of 2D materials, phosphorene nanoribbons and nanoparticles in electrochemical applications, overseeing the setting up and running of experiments, ensuring that results are recorded, analysed and written up in a timely fashion.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD (or about to be awarded) or equivalent qualification / experience in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or related discipline and have experience of working collaboratively in a research environment with the ability to analyse and write up and effectively present complex information to a variety of audiences.  The ability to make and test energy devices / catalysts and experience of materials synthesis is desirable.

The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment is available from January 2020 initially until 01 June 2021, with the potential to be extended for a further six months. Starting salary will be from £31,613 to £38,084 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience), 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. Paddy Cullen at

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The closing date for applications is 11 December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science 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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