This Research Associate position will contribute to the LUCENT project within the Institute of Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh, which is funded by EPSRC and in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Texas, Austin and CSIRO, Australia.

This role is UE07 and is available on a fixed term basis for up to 36 months. In this project, the PDRA will have the opportunity to lead the development of novel photo-responsive microporous organic polymers for unlocking specific metal-metal separations without generating chemical wastes whilst powered by renewable energy.

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description below.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Expertise in developing photo-responsive polymers and materials
  • Expertise in separation processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, but in synergy with the rest of the interdisciplinary team
  • Aptitude for leading and driving the delivery of novel materials science to innovate chemical engineering
  • Willingness to learn new skills related and required for project

Click here for a copy of the full job description

As a valued member of our team you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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