Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Engineering and Materials Science

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Sep 2019

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £31,054 - £37,411 (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 19-Sep-2019


About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is among 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 holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The school of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant.

The purpose of the role is to conduct research on the fabrication, testing and advanced characterisation of solution processed solar cells, and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals and successful funding applications. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

Candidates must have, or about to be awarded, a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering or related areas, or have equivalent experience/qualifications. They are also required to have an established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the area of Energy materials and their applications. Full details of the requirements of the role can be found in the Job Profile

The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment initially for 24 months and is available from October 2019. Starting salary will be £31,054 to £37,411 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.

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The closing date for applications is 19 September 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science hold 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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