Research Assistant in Dyeing and Finishing with Natural Dyes and Fixing Agents

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7116751 (Ref.No. AHCDE1209)
Posted: November 24, 2022

Job Description

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in Dyeing and Finishing? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in the application of natural dyes and improvements to their fastness properties? 

As a Research Assistant in Dyeing and Finishing with Natural Dyes and Fixing Agents you will be situated within the newly established Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC), a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research institute addressing global challenges in colour, fashion and textiles through research and innovation, as well as teaching. We are particularly focused on the development of innovative science and technology, materials, methods and processes. Technology-driven sustainable development is a major part of our work, hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds, the School is a world leading research centre with a focus in creativity and developing innovative materials and manufacturing solutions with interdisciplinary researchers and industrial partners.

You will have a Bachelor/Master degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Colour 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


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £28,762 to £34,308 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For 6 months, due to funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 23 November 2022
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 December 2022
Interview Date:  Wednesday 14 December 2022
Reference:  AHCDE1209

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