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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615-£39,483 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16687
Date posted: 09-Nov-2018
Closing date: 25-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The postdoctoral research assistant (PDRA) will carry out research on the fluid dynamics of liquids interacting with rigid or flexible 2D nanomaterials (e.g. graphene nanosheets) within the aim to understand i) how fluid forces affect the nanosheet rotational and deformation dynamics; ii) how the liquid can intercalate between layers in multi-layer 2D materials under flow conditions, potentially giving rise to exfoliation of 2D materials layers.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, possess a proven ability to develop Molecular Dynamics and/or multiscale simulations to study the interaction of liquids with molecular surfaces (ideally under non-equilibrium conditions), and have relevant publications in this area. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, or related engineering or science discipline (or be close to obtain the PhD title by the start of the project).

The project is funded by the ERC project FlexNanoFlow. For further information on the ERC project, see https://bottogroup.wordpress.com.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of Feb 1 2019. Starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £39,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. The post is initially for 2 years, with the possibility for extensions.

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 Lorenzo Botto at l.botto@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 25 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 - £35,459 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16520
Date posted: 23-Oct-2018
Closing date: 25-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and around 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to investigate mechanical sensing in cardiomyocytes. The post will be based within the School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.

The composition and the stiffness of the cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) change during development or in heart disease. Cardiomyocytes (CMs) and their progenitors sense these changes, which decides over the cell fate and can trigger CM (progenitor) proliferation, differentiation, de-differentiation or death. Our preliminary data suggested a cardiomyocyte specific rigidity sensing mechanism, but molecular details are still lacking. Also differences in the mechanical sensing and signalling between cardiomyocytes of different maturity are still elusive. This BBSRC-funded project uses state of the art nanotechnology, biophysical and imaging approaches to identify the key mechanosensitive elements in cardiomyocytes - depending on substrate stiffness, extracellular matrix composition and cardiomyocyte maturity or health.

The position will be based at Dr. Iskratsch’s lab (www.iskratschlab.com) in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. mechanobiology, biophysics, cardiovascular or stem cell biology). They should have prior research experience and contributions using mechanobiology or biophysical techniques, advanced imaging approaches, and computational analysis, as well as extensive experience with cell culture (ideally using induced pluripotent stem cells). Solid knowledge of cardiovascular and especially cardiomyocyte biology are desirable.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), on a fixed term of 36 months, with an expected start date of Jan 2nd 2018. Starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £35,459 per annum, 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 Thomas Iskratsch on t.iskratsch@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

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

The closing date for applications is 25 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16521
Date posted: 24-Oct-2018
Closing date: 25-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and around 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to investigate mechanical sensing in cardiomyocytes. The post will be based within the School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.

The composition and the stiffness of the cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) change during development or in heart disease. Cardiomyocytes (CMs) and their progenitors sense these changes, which decides over the cell fate and can trigger CM (progenitor) proliferation, differentiation, de-differentiation or death. Our preliminary data suggested a cardiomyocyte specific rigidity sensing mechanism, but molecular details are still lacking. Also differences in the mechanical sensing and signalling between cardiomyocytes of different maturity are still elusive. This BBSRC-funded project uses state of the art nanotechnology, biophysical and imaging approaches to identify the key mechanosensitive elements in cardiomyocytes - depending on substrate stiffness, extracellular matrix composition and cardiomyocyte maturity or health.

The position will be based at Dr. Iskratsch’s lab (www.iskratschlab.com) in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant subject, or relevant experience. They should have extensive experience with human induced pluripotent cell culture and ideally with differentiation towards cardiomyocytes as well as prior experience with various imaging approaches (fixed and live cells). Knowledge and research experience in cardiovascular biology and/or mechanobiology is desirable.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), on a fixed term of 36 months, with an expected start date of Jan 2nd 2018. Starting salary will be £33,615 per annum, 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 Thomas Iskratsch on t.iskratsch@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

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

The closing date for applications is 25 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Apply online


Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 - £39,483 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16517
Date posted: 28-Oct-2018
Closing date: 29-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS), a large School with ~70 academics, approximately 45 research staff, over 200 PhD Students and around 1000 taught students. SEMS includes 26 academics, working in fundamental and applied aspects of materials science. The Schools are part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which comprises five schools and two institutes. The project is in collaboration with researchers in the universities of Manchester and Surrey, and industrial collaborators.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Materials Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the development of new processing routes for thermoelectric materials. Including working with industrial partners to take the work towards commercialisations

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD or equivalent in Materials Science. They should have expertise in advanced materials processing techniques.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months, although this may be extended a further 6 months upon receipt of additional funding. The project is funded by EPSRC and Energy Entrepreneur funding and is expected to start in December, 2018. The starting salary will be between £33,615 and £39,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan).

Additional Information

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 Professor Mike Reece at m.j.reece@qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science can found at http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/

To apply, please click on the link below

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2018 and interviews are anticipated to be held very shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award 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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Materials Process Engineer / Postdoctoral KTP Associate

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £32,735-£34,523 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16530
Date posted: 28-Oct-2018
Closing date: 29-Nov-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and around 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. This post sits within the Materials Engineering division and see the collaboration of three academics (Dr. Emiliano Bilotti, Prof. Mike Reece and Dr. Haixue Yan) and the vibrant start-up Deregallera Ltd based in Caerphilly, South Wales, where the KTP associate will be spending extended periods of time.

The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Deregallera Ltd is committed to an honest attempt at reducing the environmental impact of modern society by exploring and evolving new materials and technologies for the vision of an all-electric future. Our activity includes materials discovery for energy storage via capacitor, supercapacitor, pseudocapacitor and battery systems while also developing a range of novel electric motors, generators and advanced control systems for future clean transport and energy generation technology.

This ambitious collaboration will develop a solution to the problem of prohibitively low energy density of polymer capacitors. The goal of this project is to develop advanced polymer film capacitors for the next generation of power electronics to facilitate further progression towards the era of all-electric technology. The successful candidate will produce a range of advanced polymer film capacitors with a packaged energy density >5 J/cm3. An objective of this project is also to scale-up the production of such films to hundreds of cm2 scale and ultimately construct a finished packaged prototype.

The successful candidate will: a) have a PhD and/or equivalent professional experience in Material Science and Engineering or equivalent subjects; b) Experience in appropriate research techniques including: Polymer melt processing; Electrical and dielectric characterisation, thermal and structural characterisation; c) Knowledge of nanomaterials and nanoparticles.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed for 36 months. Starting salary will be in the range of £32,735 - £34,523 per annum, 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 Emiliano Bilotti by email: e.bilotti@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

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

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in GPU-CAA

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £37,411-£41,682 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16880
Date posted: 14-Nov-2018
Closing date: 16-Dec-2018

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

There is a position for a post-doctoral researcher with a track record in Computational Aero Acoustics, High-Resolution Computational Schemes, and High-Performance Computing on Graphics Processing Units available in JINA: Jet Installation Noise Abatement project. JINA is a three-year EPSRC funded project between QMUL and University of Bristol which details can be found following the link: https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/news/4842/queen-mary-project-to-reduce-aircraft-noise-awarded-funding. Experience with OpenFOAM and its grid generation and wall-model capabilities is highly desirable. The postdoctoral post holder will perform the tailored development of LES and acoustics post-processing tools for a number of isolated jet/jet-surface configurations using the existing GPU-CABARET solver as well as provide a hands-on support for all geometry optimisation tasks based on GPU computing planned in JINA.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed-term (36 months) appointment, with an expected start date of 15 January 2019. Starting salary will be in the range of £37,411 - 41,682 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr S.Karabasov

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

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

The closing date for applications is 16 December 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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