Research Fellow in Multi-functional Materials
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7079915 (Ref #: AHCDE1118)
- Posting Date: Jun 16, 2021
Do you have a strong technical background in applied chemistry/materials science? Would you like to further your career by working in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities in collaboration with a world-leading industrial partner?
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working across the University and our commercial partner to develop a novel, commercially viable range of oligomeric/polymeric materials that will enhance the sustainability of both textile and textile-related products. These materials will need to be capable of being applied during both the production and usage of various types of product ranging from footwear, sports clothing, jeans and workwear, to curtains, etc., so as to improve aesthetics, durability, performance and longevity, thereby enhancing the value of the textile/textile-related products to retailers, resellers and users.
This post will be based in the School of Design on the main University Campus but you will be required to develop your research ideas and findings with our commercial partner who are based in mainland Europe.
As the materials will be multi-functional in terms of the promotional attributes they impart to a wide range of textile/textile-related products, a thorough understanding of polymer chemistry and technology is vital, as is the materials science of the surfaces encountered in textile and textile-related products to which the oligomeric/polymeric materials will be applied. As you will work closely with a collaborating, world-renowned company, excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
With excellent English language skills, you will be able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing; the ability to convey your research ideas and findings to our commercial partner is essential. You must be self-motivated and able to work without the need for close supervision. You must be able to plan and carry out experimental work efficiently, keeping detailed logs of your day-to-day activities, and be able to interpret practical and theoretical results. You will have a flexible approach to work and be able to perform well, while meeting deadlines.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Stephen Burkinshaw
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3698, email: email@example.com
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Design|
|Salary:||£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.|
|It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £35,845 p.a., due to funding|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (2 years subject to funding)|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 15 June 2021|
|Closing Date:||Sunday 04 July 2021|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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