Senior Research Officer in Polymer Synthesis (fixed term)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 02 Sep 2022

Closing Date
Friday, 2nd September 2022
Job Type
Research & Teaching
£42155 to £53353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are recruiting a Senior Research Officer in Polymer Synthesis This is a highly interdisciplinary post focussed upon the clean synthesis of polymers and utilisation of renewable resources. The successful candidate will play a key role in providing support and day to day leadership and supervision of a large, highly specialised research group under the Head of School Prof. Steve Howdle ( ) . 

Our goal at Nottingham is not just to recruit?based on past achievements, but also on the potential?someone shows for?the future, and we want to draw on the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds.

We believe that a diverse and supportive environment, bringing different perspectives to our work and allowing people to blossom is the best platform for cutting-edge research. We promote a healthy work-life balance (for example, by implementing flexible or part-time working)?in?an atmosphere in which staff?are?able?to?be themselves (for example, being openly LGBTQ+ or feeling confident to declare a disability within the School).? 

Candidates should have a PhD in Polymer Chemistry or a closely related discipline and extensive postdoctoral experience and demonstrable key skills in Polymer Chemistry. In addition, candidates should have a proven ability in innovative and effective polymer based experimental research. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience of polymer characterisation methodologies. Candidates should demonstrate proven practical, organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with both industry and academia, and a good publication track record in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with the stage of career are all essential. The successful candidate will also contribute to undergraduate teaching of Chemistry.

The postholder will provide research support and will contribute to teaching in the school of chemistry.

The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2026. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Simms, email and Steve Howdle Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge .

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