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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Visionary Enterprise

CDT is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join their Visionary Enterprises team. Your role will involve investigating potential new research topics and projects based on advanced materials. In addition, you will help identify sub-themes and opportunities where unique materials needs can be found.  

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

VISIONARY ENTERPRISE

GODMANCHESTER

CDT is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join their Visionary Enterprises team. Your role will involve investigating potential new research topics and projects based on advanced materials. In addition, you will help identify sub-themes and opportunities where unique materials needs can be found.  

This position is an exciting opportunity to direct and shape CDT’s future research activities, and your contribution will form a key part of CDT’s plans to expand its activities with novel advanced materials. Working as a member of a dynamic interdisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, biochemists and engineers, you will identify from a broad spectrum of areas unique material needs which will grow CDT’s research expertise. These identified needs will feed directly into potential research areas for the Platform Innovation team at CDT, and therefore will become important building blocks of CDT’s future research program. In addition you will have the opportunity to attend events in both industry and academia in order to expand your knowledge in emerging new technologies as well as extend CDT’s contacts network.

Excellent academic credentials are essential for this role, including a PhD in Physics or Electro-optical Engineering. Multidisciplinary research experience with a keen awareness of recent trends as well as cutting edge materials technologies is highly desirable. You will be eager to learn about new technologies, and will have a demonstrated ability to research, understand, and summarise complex scientific concepts and will be able to make recommendations without access to full details or information. Furthermore you will be successful at identifying hidden gaps or unmet needs in material development. A high level of competency in effectively communicating and presenting to a wide audience, and the ability to network and connect with people in industry and academia across multiple scientific disciplines are of vital importance.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented researcher to make an important contribution towards shaping the future R&D program within CDT and creating new business opportunities for our parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC).

This role is offered on a 2 year fixed term contract.  A full job description is available on request.

CDT offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including 27 days holiday, private health and dental care, life assurance and pension. In addition, CDT operates a flexi-time scheme.  Please apply with full CV and cover letter.

Closing date: 10 January 2020.