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Research Associate in Sustainable Polymer Formulations
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-13965

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/06/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £34,189 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: -

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020

A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and enthusiastic polymer chemist to undertake research in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry, particularly in the design and synthesis of degradable polymer architectures for application in formulations. The project will be based in the Green Materials Laboratory under the direction of Prof. Michael Shaver as part of a diverse team addressing academic and industry challenges in sustainable polymer science.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in synthetic polymer chemistry or a closely related field. Expertise in synthesis and the characterisation of polymers is essential, including air-sensitive techniques, gel-permeation chromatography, biodegradation and/or formulation rheology. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required. 

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/
                
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Prof Michael Shaver
Email: Michael.shaver@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.

 

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