Research Associate in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy for Fuel Cell Applications University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science United Kingdom

Research Associate in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy for Fuel Cell Applications


Closing Date : 10/12/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Duration : 1 January 2018 (or earlier if possible) for 24 months

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

School/Directorate : School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Division : Catalysis and Porous Materials

Hours Per week : Full time

Salary : £31,604 to £33,518 per annum according to experience

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : S&E-10984

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for two years starting from January 2018 (or earlier if possible) to undertake research and development in the analysis of fuel cells by infrared and Raman microscopy. The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, in the area of understanding the effect of membrane interface chemistry on electro-chemical processes. Researchers will be involved from 3 Universities (Manchester, UCL and Newcastle) and two Schools within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, together with industrial and other partners


You will play a leading role within a work package on optical spectroscopy linked to a broader programme of research.


You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or related discipline. Expertise in the application and development of IR and Raman spectroscopy is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and be able work effectively alongside project partners in the consortium so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.


The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester has a world-leading research activity in the area of instrumentation and analytical science


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Philip Martin



General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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