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Position: Research Assistant/Associate in controlling mechanics of interlayer adhesion in multilayer plastic
Institution: Imperial College London
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: This vacancy is for 12-month postdoctoral position in the area of mechanical characterisation and modelling of plastic blends and composites with the aim to investigate and create new solutions for recycling multi-layer plastic packaging by controlling interlayer adhesion in new and emerging packaging materials. The successful applicant will be joining an internationally-renowned Department, within one of the world’s foremost research universities. A wide range of state of the art experimental as well as computing and simulation facilities will be available
Requirements: PhD (or equivalent, or near completion of PhD) in an area pertinent to the research subject i.e. Engineering and a first degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other related science. Strong background in Mechanical characterisation methods and Modelling using Finite Element Analysis
   
Text: Research Assistant/Associate in controlling mechanics of interlayer adhesion in multilayer plastic Apply now Save this job Job summary The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform. Addressing plastic waste is rapidly evolving into one of the key environmental challenges facing humankind. It is a global problem, notably leading to an excess of plastic pollution in the ocean and the wider environment. Considerable effort is needed along the entire life cycle of plastics - from sourcing of raw... Job listing information Reference ENG00681 Date posted 8 April 2019 Closing date 8 May 2019 Key information about the role Location South Kensington Campus (map) Position type Full time, fixed term Salary £33,380 - £39,892 plus benefits Department Department of Mechanical Engineering Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher Job description Job summary The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform . Addressing plastic waste is rapidly evolving into one of the key environmental challenges facing humankind. It is a global problem, notably leading to an excess of plastic pollution in the ocean and the wider environment. Considerable effort is needed along the entire life cycle of plastics - from sourcing of raw materials to manufacturing, to use and recycling - to create solutions for waste from numerous plastic product groups in modern society from aerospace components to children’s toys. Recent advances in marine biology, oceanography and marine eco-toxicology have helped provide urgency to the issue, as we begin to realize the wider implications of excess plastic waste in the environment. Imperial College London is at the forefront of sustainable plastics research and is now recruiting for several postdoctoral positions to work on an EPSRC funded collaborative multidisciplinary project tackling this grand challenge. This vacancy is for 12-month postdoctoral position in the area of mechanical characterisation and modelling of plastic blends and composites. The aim of this position is to investigate and create new solutions for recycling multi-layer plastic packaging by controlling interlayer adhesion in new and emerging packaging materials. The successful applicant will be joining an internationally-renowned Department, within one of the world’s foremost research universities. A wide range of state of the art experimental as well as computing and simulation facilities will be available. Duties and responsibilities You will work in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team and industrial collaborators in the development of novel policies, techniques, design and materials, in accordance with project aims. You will prepare results for journal publication and dissemination via presentations and the internet. You will maintain accurate and complete records of all findings You will present research findings to colleagues and at conferences. You will develop contacts and research collaborations within the Department and wider academic community to further the project aims. Essential requirements You should have a PhD (or equivalent, or near completion of PhD) in an area pertinent to the research subject i.e. Engineering and a first degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other related science. You should also have a strong background in Mechanical characterisation methods and Modelling using Finite Element Analysis. Having specific experience on adhesion between polymer films and/or the effect of microstructure on the mechanical properties of complex multiphase composites will be an advantage. Further information Please note this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply. Due to the nature of this role we will be shortlisting candidate as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy as soon as a suitable candidate has been appointed. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months. Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum. Queries relating to the position should be directed to Maria Charalambides at m.charalambides@imperial.ac.uk Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk . For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk . Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence. The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research / Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. Documents Job Description and Person Specification.doc About Imperial College London Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. Additional information Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams Consider the thoughts and expectations of others Deliver positive outcomes Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination Develop and grow skills and expertise Work in a planned and managed way In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations . Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.
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