Research Assistant, School of Chemistry

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£27,830 per annum
29 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
27 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemistry

Location: Lincoln 
Salary: From £27,830 per annum
This post is full time and fixed term for 19 months.
Closing Date: Monday 27 May 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019 

The University of Lincoln (UoL) has been successful in securing a significant programme in evaluation of odours from recycled materials and is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in analytical method development to support the project. The ODEX project is supported by Innovate UK and led by Luxus Ltd., with a consortium of partners including Matrix Moulding Systems Ltd , One 51 ES plastics and the UoL. The project aims to investigate the feasibility of removing odour from "post-consumer recycled materials" with a view to being able to use the recycled polymer in high value consumer products. The University of Lincoln is seeking to develop novel analytical methods as part of this programme to evaluate evolved gases from a range of recycled polymer waste streams utilising chromatographic methods (particularly GC-MS) coupled to thermal analysis platforms [particularly simultaneous DSC-TGA (STA)]. 

The commissioning of new instrumentation based on evolved gas with STA/GC-MS, and devising, validating and deploying analytical methods with this novel platform is central to the UoL programme. The research assistant will work with a team of academics and specialist instrument scientists at UoL to deliver this component of the project. Prior experience of method development with gas chromatographic analysis and/or thermal methods will be advantageous (but not essential) attributes for candidates for the position.

For further information, please contact Dr Tasnim Munshi (, the Principal Investigator from the project.

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