Polymer Scientist, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Associate

Birmingham, United Kingdom
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Engineering & Applied Science

Salary:  £32,000   depending on your experience plus personal development budget of £2K p.a
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 28 November 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R180472

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a PhD, or equivalent experience in a relevant role, to develop an advanced polymeric material, primarily for the gas pipe industry. This position is a 24 month fixed term contract, with a £2k per annum dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development. 

You will have a background in polymer science, particularly polymer chemistry, or a related subject area. Broad experience in the coatings industry would be an advantage. Due to the complexity of the project, the Associate will require a PhD or equivalent experience, so that they have the necessary skills in research methodology and an analytical approach to problem solving. Key attributes;

  • Ability to design research based on user needs and incorporating customer inputs, based on fundamental principles from the scientific literature.
  • Experience with materials testing and extensive knowledge of material characterisation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills to take project ownership and achieve agreed objectives.
  • Self motivated, with the ability to work either solo or as part of multiple teams.
  • Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients.

You will work in a project team based in Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), who undertake cutting-edge multidisciplinary materials-based research with real impact.

Please visit our website for further information or email quoting reference number: R180472