Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
February 24, 2023
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Offerd Salary:£27,929-£32,348
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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

We are excited to announce a new opening for a Research Assistant/Associate position at Cambridge University as part of S2UPPlant: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging from Plants.

S2UPPlant is a NERC-funded interdisciplinary research project which aims to produce and characterise new compostable materials from natural feedstocks, with the highest potential for industrial scale-up and a rigorous assessment of their environmental and economic impact and changes required for widespread adoption. The outcomes will be an improved scientific understanding of naturally derived plastics and a suite of prototype materials suitable for emerging markets in compostable films and fibres. The position available is in the following research area:

Fabrication and Characterisation Plastic Packaging from Natural Feedstocks: manufacture of films and fibres from cellulose nanofibrils and characterising mechanical properties and smart functional properties relevant to their use in food packaging. Professor James Elliott (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy).

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are:

Completion (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in a relevant technical area. Knowledge, skills and experience specific to the role's research area. Excellent communication skills and evidence of high-quality research outputs. Experience of managing own workload, sticking to deadlines and the ability to constantly update knowledge.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2024 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter to the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should describe how your experience to date has prepared you to take on one of the roles. Additional documents which have not been requested, will not be considered as part of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor James Elliott, via email [email protected]

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2024 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants are asked to upload the following:

  • A short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant's past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A publication list.
  • The contact details of two referees that can provide a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
  • Please quote reference LJ32612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge

    Salary

    £27,929-£32,348 or £34,308-£42,155

    Reference

    LJ32612

    Category

    Research

    Published

    20 January 2023

    Closing date

    24 February 2023

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