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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Organic Thermoelectrics - QMUL23692

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £34,220 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23692
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 07-Dec-2020
Closing date: 07-Jan-2021

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About the Role

In collaboration with European Thermodynamics Ltd, applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Dr Emiliano Bilotti. The post-holder will be responsible for the main research activities of the InnovateUK-funded KiriTEG project. The overall aim is to develop self-powered wireless sensors and systems based on flexible and miniaturised organic thermoelectric generators (o-TEGs) for wireless sensor applications, at a cost compatible with mass-market consumption.

About You

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Material Science and Engineering or equivalent subjects. The candidate will also have experience in appropriate research techniques including: Polymer melt processing and solution processing; Electrical, Thermal and Thermoelectric characterisation.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 70-80 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. These are supported by an administrative and technical staff team of 45. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of February 2021. The salary will be £34,200 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Emiliano Bilotti at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 07 January 2021.

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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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