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Research Assistant/Associate in Structured CNT Electrodes (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) in the Department of Engineering, to work on the development of advanced carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes for energy storage applications.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK and will work in the group of Michael De Volder ( at the Department of Engineering.

The project will follow a methodical approach, bringing together different fields of expertise ranging from macro- and microscale manufacturing, to nanoscale material synthesis and chemical surface modification. The project will investigate top-down lithography driven techniques as well as bottom-up self-assembly techniques.

The candidate needs to be experienced in CNT and nanoparticle synthesis. Experience in the testing and analysis of energy storage devices is desirable. The researcher will take a prominent role in planning experiments and leading the scientific research activities. The candidate needs to be a team player, and be able to conduct scientific research autonomously. We are looking for candidates who have or are close to obtaining a PhD in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Material Science.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688; Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 months in the first instance with a potential extension.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and a publication list (please highlight what you think are your three best publications) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this content of this position please contact M. De Volder - email For questions about the application process, please contact A. Gregory, email (Tel +44 (0) 1223 765598).

Please quote reference NM14778 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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