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We currently have 4 vacancies in the School of Engineering and Materials Science:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials Science

Salary: £36,348 - £42,592 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL31766
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 31 January 2023
Closing date: 14 February 2023

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About the Role

We are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to develop water repellent (Superhydrophobic) coatings for real-world application. Using a polymer-nanocomposite formulation approach for the design of materials able to perform to industrial specifications on an industrial scale. The researcher will work closely with a range of industrial collaborators throughout the project.

About You

You should have an excellent academic record, proven academic writing ability, attention to detail and strong communication skills. You should hold a PhD (or close to completion) in materials science/engineering, materials chemistry, or a similar discipline and experience in coatings formulation and/or water repellent surfaces.

Benefits

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 (35 hours per week), a fixed-term appointment for 9 months (with a planned 9-month contract extension during the initial contract), with an expected start date of April 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £36,348 - £42,592 per annum pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Dr Colin Crick) at c.crick@qmul.ac.uk or +44 (0) 020 7882 6886.

The closing date for applications is the 14 February 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Salary: £36,348 - £42,592 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL31046
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26 January 2023
Closing date: 15 February 2023

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About the Role

The candidate will be working in the area of mechanics of materials with focus on (1) the interaction events between materials and biological system (such as cells & tissues – substrate interactions) and (2) mechanics of bio-inspired composites. The researcher is expected to develop the validated numerical modelling on the relevant complex physical phenomena. The researcher will work closely with team members with different research expertise. The candidate is expected to disseminate research outcomes in relevant conferences and renowned international journals and involve in supervision of PhD students and development of new research ideas.

About You

You should have a PhD in engineering, physics or material science. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to publish in high quality scientific journals. A strong knowledge of using the ABAQUS simulation software package and experience in undertaking experimental work in the field is required. You need to have good communication skills in both presentation and scientific writing. You need to have the ability to conduct research work both independently and as a member of a team.

Benefits

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 other campus facilities.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 18 months, with an expected start date of 15 March 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £36,348 - £42,592 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Dr Tao Liu) at tao.liu@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 15th February 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Salary: £33,619 - £40,386 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL31692
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26 January 2023
Closing date: 15 February 2023

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a full time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a European Research Council funded project in the group of Dr Joe Briscoe.

The project aims to develop new routes to high efficiency solar energy conversion – both for photovoltaics (PV) and photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) – by producing nanocomposite thin films of ferroelectric and photoactive materials. Ferroelectric nanostructures will be developed that demonstrate a bulk photovoltaic effect, which will then be coupled to high efficiency light absorbers. These nanocomposites will be studied in detail using both experimental and computational techniques in order to understand and thus optimise their interactions and ultimately the device efficiency.

There are two main aspects of this role. The first is to support the development of experiments to measure the properties of PEC devices based on the nanocomposite materials. This will include setting up of optical and electrochemical measurements. The second aspect is to assist in the development of theoretical models to describe the behaviour of the nanocomposite devices, supported and validated by data obtained from experiments. The role therefore will require a dedicated individual who is willing to carry out both experimental and theoretical work. You will work closely with other members of the project team, including two other postdocs and three PhD students, and wider group members. You will be expected to take on a leadership role within the group, helping to supervise PhD and MSc students, as well as contributing to the day-to-day management of Dr Briscoe’s research laboratory.

About You

Applicants should have or be about to complete a PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Physics, or equivalent. Experience of photoelectrochemical measurements is essential. Applications should also have experience of materials synthesis (ideally via solution processing) and characterisation techniques. Knowledge and experience of ferroelectric materials is also desirable, as is experience of setting up and carrying out opto-electronic measurements.

Benefits

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 (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 1 year, with an expected start date of April 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £33,619 - £40,386 per annum depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Joe Briscoe at j.briscoe@qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Orthopedic Engineering

Salary: £50,047 - £55,805 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL30334
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 13 January 2023
Closing date: 15 February 2023

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About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our team, working in the area of biomechanics. The successful candidate will create numerical models of biomechanical structures and validate them through experimental work. They will write and publish research papers, contribute to research proposals and liaise with medical partners. The role involves working closely with team members with different research expertise, and also supervising current PhD students in the group.

About You

Candidates should have a PhD in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or biomechanics. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to publish in high quality scientific journals. A strong knowledge of using the ABAQUS simulation software package within the area of biomedical engineering and experience in undertaking experimental work in the field is required. Good communication skills in both presentation and scientific writing, along with the ability to conduct research work both independently and as a member of a team, are also requirements of the role.

Benefits

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Professor Teresa Alonso-Rasgado) at t.alonso@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 20 7882 3028

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2023.

Interviews are expected to be shortly thereafter.

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