Research Fellow in Polymer Synthesis and Reactor Engineering

University of Leeds

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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in polymer chemistry and flow chemistry? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive universities?

A six-month position is available to design and synthesise polymers containing functional groups which can control polymer architecture and self-assembly via RAFT and anionic polymerisation. 

Holding a  PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) involving polymer synthesis within continuous tubular reactors; you will have the ability to code for the purposes of remote controlling instrumentation and implementing multi-objective self-optimisation algorithms.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Nicholas Warren , Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4609 or email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade 7

£36,333 to £43,155
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months due to grant funding, available immediately)
Release Date:  Monday 13 March 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 March 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1083
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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