Research Associate, Surface and Interface Analysis

Job Reference : E&PS-03734
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 16/01/2014
Salary : £29,837 to £36,661 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : 4 years

You are an outstanding and ambitious individual wishing to undertake research in the field of carbon deposit growth on metallic surfaces from liquid organic phases at high pressures and elevated temperatures.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Analytical Science, Materials Science, or Engineering) in studying surface reactions, adsorption, think film deposition or the nucleation of organic phases at metal surfaces.  Excellent hands-on expertise in experimental surface analysis is essential.  These techniques will be used in this project: vibrational spectroscopies (FTIR and Raman), XPS, XAS, XRD, and quartz crystal microbalance measurements.

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 position is embedded into a multidisciplinary research effort, involving several research partners in the UK and in the US.  An ability to travel regularly is therefore essential.

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Informal enquiries

Please send any enquiries to Professor Sven L M Schroeder


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