Post-Doctoral Researcher

Additional Resources Ltd
£35000 Per Annum
07 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Key Skills: PhD, PhD in Materials Science or a Physical Science discipline, Research

Location: Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £35k DOE
Terms of employment: 2 year contract

Our client has world-class expertise in physics, chemistry, engineering, microelectronics, materials and life sciences. The team of scientists work on a range of topics from fundamental understanding to optimising materials and devices for market applications within a state of the art research and development facility.

The purpose of this role is to plan and execute research into materials and device technologies within the team (New Technologies). This role will deliver technical feasibility experiments and recommendations for these projects and will also generate key Intellectual Property (IP) to support the projects. For existing projects the role has included the preparation of devices for biosensors, charge-storage devices and several technologies based on printed electronics.

Key responsibilities include: planning and implementing experiments, including designing and fabricating test devices to demonstrate proof-of-principle for novel technology areas; communicating plans, status and results; developing creative solutions to identified problems; producing new ideas and IP.

Key skills & requirements:

Excellent academic credentials are essential, including a PhD in Materials Science or a Physical science discipline with a strong component of practical manipulation, processing and characterisation of functional materials into different forms and combinations
Experience of characterising a range of material systems by a variety of techniques is essential
Experience of working safely with a range of chemicals in a solid or solution-based form is essential and using materials in prototype application test structures to demonstrate desired functional properties is essential
Creative and inventive with a demonstrated aptitude for a broad range of experimental work and with experience of solving complex problems
Experience in planning and communicating a robust series of experiments to deliver the required targets with experience of identifying ideas suitable for filing patent applications and of supporting this process would be an advantage
Experience of developing testing procedures, including writing experimental and data acquisition control programmes for new devices would be an advantage
Excellent team-skills, with the ability to interface and effectively communicate across multiple scientific disciplines
An understanding of the time-critical demands of target-driven industrial research and of working with drive and passion to work towards critical deadlines.

To apply please send your CV stating your salary expectation, working status in the UK (VISA type if required) and avaliabity.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

Key Skills: PhD, PhD in Materials Science or a Physical Science discipline, Research
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