Research Fellow in Liquid Crystals (Materials)
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7175495 (Ref #: EPSPA1088)
- Posting Date: Sep 1, 2023
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?
You will join a collaborative programme with Merck Performance Materials Limited, the world’s leading company working in liquid crystals. You will work with a team of scientists from the company along with Dr Mamatha Nagaraj, Dr Richard Mandle, Prof Helen Gleeson and Prof Gordon Love at the University of Leeds.
You will have an experimental PhD degree (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Chemistry or a closely related discipline with a strong background in organic synthesis of small molecules. You will also have direct experience of experimental techniques relevant to the study of liquid crystals or other soft matter systems.
You will focus on a range of liquid crystal-based technologies and work on the design, synthesis, optimisation and characterisation of liquid crystals for optical devices. In addition to carrying out a series of research projects, you will be an excellent communicator, responsible for day-to-day interactions with the company, writing papers, contributing to patent applications and making presentations. You will travel regularly to the company’s premises in the UK and occasionally Germany.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Richard Mandle, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and University Academic Fellow
Email: [email protected]
Dr Mamatha Nagaraj, Lecturer
Email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Physics & Astronomy|
|Salary:||£37,099 to £44,263 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding)|
|Release Date:||Thursday 31 August 2023|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 28 September 2023|
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