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Research Assistant/Associate in Materials Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant/Associate to work within the group of Dr Rachel Evans in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

The purpose of the role is to conduct research into the development of scalable synthetic methods to generate hierarchically structured nanoporous materials for photocatalytic environmental remediation. The role holder is also expected to take part in collaborative work, and contribute to seminars, and to assist with the installation and testing of new equipment.

Applicants must have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in materials chemistry. They should have a proven track record exemplified by academic publications. Expertise in the areas of sol-gel synthesis and characterisation (FTIR/ MAS-NMR/XRD/SAXS/confocal microscopy/TGA), thin film deposition and photophysics is essential to the post. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues, to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

More information about the department and Dr Rachel Evans' group can be found here:

Start date 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries should be sent to Astrid Poncin at

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LJ12973 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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