Research Assistant in Polymer Chemistry

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom

January 19, 2022


Job title

Research Assistant in Polymer Chemistry

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Preston Campus


Grade: E (£22,847 - £25,627) pro rata

Contractual hours



Part time

Job category/type

Professional Services, Research



Job description

An opportunity has arisen within the School of Natural Sciences for a highly motivated individual to support an exciting innovation and research partnership with polymer industry and to compile information in support of the product development. The successful applicant will perform laboratory procedures as part of ongoing innovative research projects in polymer science, technical procedures such as large-scale chemical synthesis and performance evaluation/optimization of nanomaterials.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills and experience in working in a chemical laboratory, preferably in polymer science or nanomaterials. You must hold a good honours degree in an appropriate field of science e.g. chemistry, materials science.

If you are interested in this position and would like to discuss further please email; Dr Antonios Kelarakis, Reader in Polymers and Nanomaterials, on 01772 894172 .

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via www. ; if you cannot apply online please contact the People Team on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Natural Sciences

Hours: Part time (18.13 hours per week – 0.5 FTE)

Contract Type: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Affiliated to the University Alliance, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a government-run institution offering higher education, based in the city of Preston. Initially known as the Harris Art College, UCLan has its roots in the institution for the Diffusion...