Research Associate

Medway, United Kingdom
£28,762 to £34,308
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Release Date: Thursday 09 March 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 23 March 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3785

The Research Associate will be expected to hold (or soon to be awarded) a Doctorate in Chemistry, Formulation Science or similar discipline (e.g., Chemical Engineering).

The post is a full-time 12-month fixed-term appointment.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious research scientist to launch a career in industry with the support of company and academic mentors. The company are partnering with the University of Greenwich in this project with financial assistance from BEIS. As an employee of the University of Greenwich, you will split your time between the University’s Medway campus and the premises of the company, in Gospal Oak, London embedding University expertise into the company 

The company designs industrial processes relevant to energy production. The company has technical expertise across hydro-power, mechanical, software and electrical engineering, and fluid mechanics. The company’s mission over the next 2 to 3 years is to create entire energy storage solutions at grid scales, which is sold or licenced as both a product and as a service (its long-term management).

Central to this form of energy storage is a high-density, low viscosity, environmentally benign fluid. The aim of this project is to develop novel formulations for this fluid and will study the chemistry, rheology, mineralogy and mixing of such complex fluids. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Peter Griffiths via email Formal applications must be submitted through the University's recruitment portal. 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

Academic Career Pathways

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management

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