Deadline: 20 November 2017
Research Associate / Fellow in Electrochemistry (fixed term)
- Closing Date
- Monday, 20th November 2017
- Job Type
- Physical Chemistry
- £26495 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research fellow within the research group of Dr. Darren Walsh in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will work as part of an EPSRC-funded research programme entitled “Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Intermediate-Temperature Electrolysers”, in collaboration with Prof. Keith Scott (Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Newcastle University) and Dr. Mohamoud Mamlouk (Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Newcastle University).
The successful candidate will investigate the development of novel proton-exchange membranes for water electrolysers. The fellowship will be based in the newly-opened Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry on the University’s Jubilee Campus
Candidates must have a PhD, or about to submit a PhD, in Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, or a related discipline, with particular experience in the development of materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. A track record in the development of electrocatalysts for electrochemical energy conversion, and particularly for proton-exchange membrane electrolysers, is preferred. Experience carrying out electrochemical analysis of ionic liquid-based systems is also preferred.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post and is available from December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of two years.
The School of Chemistry values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women’s careers in science. You can read more about what this means at http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/and on our website http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/about/athena-swan.aspx
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Darren Walsh, email Darren.Walsh@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.