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Professional Services Vacancies
Post-doctoral Research Vacancies
- Research Associate in Battery Materials
Duties and Responsibilities
The Research Associate will work in the Department of Chemistry at UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus on research supervised by Professor Jawwad Darr. The overall project goal is to develop routes to nanoparticles for energy storage nanomaterials.
The successful applicant will join a highly motivated group working at the interface of chemistry, materials and energy materials. A high degree of collaborative work tackling important, interdisciplinary and industry focused science is being undertaken in the laboratory, which provides a highly stimulating environment in which to work. The postholder will be required to carry out research into the synthesis of nanomaterials using UCL’s state-of-the-art, scalable continuous hydrothermal reactors (and other manufacturing facilities) and assist in developing complex materials and devices or formulations which will be tested/evaluated. Additionally, the postholder will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the research strategy, and provide full records, analyses and internal reports of all research outcomes.
The appointment is funded by the Innovate UK for a period of 9 months, and start date is 1st June 2016 or as soon as possible.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate commitment to high-quality research and proven research skills in scientific reading and writing and comprehension of relevant topics as described below. Knowledge and experience of wet nanomaterials synthesis and energy storage and relevant analytical research techniques, hydrothermal chemistry is essential. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry and Energy Storage, or will have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the position.
Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
Please apply via our online recruitment site which can be found at:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ under Ref no: 1550368
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jawwad Darr (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any queries on the application process should be directed to Judith James (email@example.com), as we wish to encourage online applications.
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority . as they are under-represented within UCL at this level
31 May 2016
Interview date: To be confirmed
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.