Research Associate / Fellow in Organic Material Devices for Energy Generation and Storage

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Organic Material Devices for Energy Generation and Storage (fixed-term)

Closing Date:Tuesday, 11th February 2020
Job Type:Research
Salary:£27511 to £40322 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

This is an exciting opportunity to join the visionary research team in the Propulsion Futures Beacon of Excellence, which aims to drive the discovery and translation of new materials, components and technologies to drive innovative electrified propulsion systems in a new age of sustainable transport.

The successful candidate will work with a team of other researchers already at the University across the Schools of Chemistry and Physics as well as the Faculty of Engineering to facilitate the screening of organic materials in film formation and small scale prototype devices and the optimization of energy expenditure in their preparation.

Candidates should have (or close to complete) a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline and have a proven research record in experimental devices made from new molecular and polymeric materials for bulk heterojunction, thermoelectric or other energy harvesting devices. Candidates should have the ability to bring together expertise in thin film formation of organic materials, their characterisation, device preparation and measurement, with a particular emphasis on new device fabrication methods and sustainability optimisation. The successful candidate can look forward to working in a well-resourced environment with state-of-the-art facilities within the Propulsion Futures Beacon, and to developing the necessary transferable skills to be an independent researcher.

It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independent role with potential to apply for competitive funding, being mentored where necessary by the team in the Beacon.

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of two years.

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