Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Closing date: 10/02/2022

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Materials for Energy Storage

About the Role

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido, as part of a recently funded UKRI Future Leader Fellowship research programme on Sustainable Materials for Advanced Flow Batteries.

About You

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science or any other relevant subject. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of expertise in materials synthesis and characterisation, and a willingness to develop expertise in all areas that will be required for the project. Experience in electrochemical characterization techniques, and in particular energy storage is essential. Experience in redox flow batteries is highly desirable. Self-motivation and ability to work as part of a team are essential.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 70-80 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. The successful candidate will join a team of 8 PhD students working on materials for energy storage and conversion applications. The successful candidate will conduct redox flow battery testing in freestanding electrospun materials developed by another PDRA, who has already been working on the project for a year. An additional PDRA will be appointed soon after to conduct in situ electrochemical testing of the materials, bringing together an exciting team that is expected to work closely as part of this UKRI FLF research programme.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. The post is based at the QMUL Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week) fixed term appointment for 34 months, with an expected start date of April 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £34,733 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido at [email protected].

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 10th February 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held the w/c 14th February or shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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