Research Assistant in Polymer Chemistry and Fibre Extrusion

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089539 (Ref.No. AHCDE1142)
Posted: November 22, 2021

Job Description

Please note, this post is only open to current employees of the School of Design

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in Polymer Chemistry and Fibre Extrusion? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in fibre technology and polymer chemistry?

The School of Design is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team and will be actively involved in research, producing high quality publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

As a Research Assistant in Polymer Chemistry and Fibre Extrusion you will be a part of the wider Future Fashion Factory project. The Future Fashion Factory creative R&D partnership is a £5.4 million programme of ambitious research and development funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund via the Creative Industries Cluster Programme that seeks to create the world’s first designer-led, digitally enabled creative design and technical innovation platform for high value, luxury goods.

You will have a Bachelor/Master degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Textile Chemistry, Materials Chemistry or a closely related subject.

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

Professor Richard Blackburn (School of Design), Professor of Sustainable Materials

Email: r.s.blackburn@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.8 FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31st May 2022)
Release Date:  Friday 19 November 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 December 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1142


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