Job offer available in Scotland Research Associate at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to a project based on soft materials, working with Professor Dave Adams. The vision of this project is to develop a number of multicomponent soft materials, formed by the self-assembly of polymeric and low molecular weight gelators. The project will involve the formation and characterisation of a wide range of materials, and will utilise a number of techniques, including rheology and small angle scattering to understand the assembly of multiple components with careful control over the assembly across many length-scales. The role is part of a larger project within the Adams group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, or Materials Science with strong characterization skills and will have the ability to elucidate structures (preferably in water) across multiple length scales. Experience with gels, self-assembled materials, scattering, or rheology would be an advantage.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 – £38.833 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 12 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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