Research Associate In Materials Chemistry

The University of Manchester - School of Chemistry

Closing Date : 28/02/2018.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : Starting 1st March 2018 until 28th February 2021.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry.
Division : Materials.
Hours Per week : Full Time.
Salary : £31,604 to £33,518 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-11341.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate Position in Materials Chemistry within an EPSRCManufacturing the Future project titled “Soft Processing to Enable the Low Impact, Sustainable Manufacture of Inorganic Materials and Advanced Inorganic Semiconductor Composites” in the world-leading group of Professor Paul O’Brien CBE FRS (; ).

You will prepare and study new state-of-the-art semiconductor polymer composites in a range of dimensionalities and investigate the roles of semiconductor morphology on optoelectronic performance. You will also pioneer the use of advanced printing techniques to enable deposition of binary, ternary and quaternary metal chalcogenide semiconductors on a range of flexible substrates.

You will also be expected to supervise junior members of the lab on a day to day basis including visitors of a range of nationalities and backgrounds. You will have a good appreciation of excellent laboratory safety standards and will be expected to act as a safety champion for the laboratory throughout their tenure. 

The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Paul O’Brien and Dr David J. Lewis.

Emails: paul.o’ /

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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