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Research Fellow in Material Science

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £39,592 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 1 year
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2284523DA

Engineer a new world

 We are one of the UK’s largest engineering faculties. Join our team, show us how to think even bigger – and we’ll help you explore what you are capable of, and inspire future generations to exceed their potential.

Look to the future with a university that will champion your most ambitious research interests.

 Have you got a passion for graphene-based materials, polymer composites and materials characterisation methods? And experience of conducting research related to the synthesis, processing and characterisation of multifunctional graphene polymer nanocomposites? 

Then we have a great opportunity for you. The University of Southampton is a unique place in which to explore what you are capable of. 

 As one of the world’s top 1% of universities, we know what it takes to create exceptional talent. We encourage our research staff to challenge conventional thinking and have a uniquely collaborative team-spirit in which our colleagues support one another in their endeavours. This progressive approach plays a vital role in maintaining our reputation for shaping knowledge in a wide variety of areas.

 To make the most of this incredible opportunity, you will need to be PhD qualified, or you will have a relevant professional qualification*. Your research track-record will be impressive, and you will be passionate about working in partnership with the team to share expertise. It is important you have great communication skills as you will share your findings at group meetings and conference. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

 In turn, we will help you find the ideal work/life balance, with flexible working hours and onsite childcare facilities. Committed to tackling gender inequality, we are Athena SWAN bronze recognised, as we are determined to address the under-representation of women in Engineering.  With a generous benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel. 

 For informal enquiries contact  Prof. Michele Meo 

This position is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 1 year. 

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote reference 2284523DA on all correspondence. 


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