Research Assistant/ Associate in Nanoparticle Synthesis (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Research Assistant/ Associate in Nanoparticle Synthesis (Fixed Term)

We are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position in the synthesis of magnesium nanostructures at the University of Cambridge. This project aims to study and implement new approaches to the colloidal synthesis of metallic magnesium nanoparticles. The successful applicant will have access to world-class synthetic and characterisation facilities.

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate with a strong experimental background in air-free colloidal synthesis of chemicals and/or nanomaterials. Candidates should have a PhD, or about to be awarded a PhD, and a strong background in chemistry or a closely related subject. Knowledge of optical spectroscopy and nanoscale characterisation techniques is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/W015986/1.

The position will be hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences and have full access to the group's facilities available in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and the Department of Earth Sciences.

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

Earliest start date: 01 January 2024

Salary Ranges: Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263 (Grade 7). Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 - £32,982), moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of their PhD award.

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

Questions about the position, application process and status should be directed to Dr Ringe, [email protected].

Applications submitted in support of the application should include: 1) a short research statement describing the applicant's past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position, 2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations, 3) two letters of recommendation or names of individuals to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Please quote reference LB39253 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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3 November 2023

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22 November 2023

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