Research Fellow (PDRF) in Technical Textiles, School of Design

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7073922 (Ref.No. AHCDE1100)
Posted: January 11, 2021

Job Description

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in technical textiles? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in textile technology? 

You will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team to undertake a research project in functionalising cellulose polymers for the formation of finctional fibres. You will have specific responsibility for implementing the functionalisation and characterisation of the cellulosic polymers and fibres obtained. You will also provide general support for the teaching and laboratory work within the School of Design. 

You will possess demonstrable experience of working in a technical capacity within textile discipline and it is essential that you hold a PhD in polymer science, textile chemistry, textile science and technology or related discipline. You will also have demonstrable experience of working in a technical capacity both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Prof Ningtao Mao, School of Design 


Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft TEAMs.  Appointment is subject to physical access to the School laboratory. 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  90% FTE for 16 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 22 August 2022)
Release Date:  Friday 08 January 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 January 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1100

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