Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polymer Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Williams on a research project funded by the EPSRC for a period of up to 17 months. The post is part of a large project focussed on the preparation of new polymers from renewable resources and will be based on the development of polymers from sustainable feedstock, especially polyesters, ethers and carbonates.
Find out more about the Williams research group at Williams Research.
You should hold a PhD in Chemistry, or a related area, or have submitted a PhD prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires a strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization. You should have the ability to characterize new polymers by spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography, thermal and mechanical methods and have an understanding of block copolymer properties and applications. You are expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and to coordinate work to meet specified deadlines, test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and contribute ideas for new research projects. Be able to work independently and to contribute scientific leadership in the project and undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The research is also part of a larger collaboration with other universities and industry, as such strong communication, team-work and organization skills will be essential.
The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry,
12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Postdoctoral Research Associate - 132555
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Friday, 19 January 2018. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.