Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Engineering and Materials Science

London, United Kingdom
£31,613 - £34,220 (Grade 4)
Thursday, 10 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £31,613 - £34,220 (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 10-Nov-2019


The school of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a CAM-IES (EPSRC) funded project “Design and assessment of solid-state alkali metal-ion conductor 1D channelled framework materials”. This project will be carried out in the research group of Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi, and in collaboration with Dr Christopher R. Jones, (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences) and Dr Anthony E. Phillips (School of Physics and Astronomy).

The aim of the project is to develop 1D anionic siliceous framework materials with different structural and chemical characteristics and test them for lithium ion conductivity, with the main aim of application as solid-state electrolytes. This role will be responsible for the sysnthesis of fused rings and 1D framework and work collaboratively with a team of chemists, materials scientists and physicists to establish ion mobility in anionic 1D channelled frameworks as well as presenting the work at group meetings and conferences.

The successful candidate will have a PhD and/or equivalent professional experience/qualification in Chemistry or a related subject and a demonstrable track record and experience in synthetic Chemistry.  Experience in materials characterisation would be an advantage.

The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months and is available from 01 December 2019. Starting salary will be £31,613 - £34,220 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7948.

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Closing date for applications is 10 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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