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Research Fellow in Organic Semiconductor Device Fabrication and Characterisation

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Dr Bob C. Schroeder in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The appointee will develop incorporate new self-healing organic semiconductors into skin wearable medical sensors. A key feature of the project will be to understand the viscoelastic properties of the conjugated polymers and to efficiently integrate the materials into fully stretchable and wearable devices, thereby optimizing both the electrical and mechanical properties.

The postholder will be required to synthesise self-healing semiconducting polymers and incorporate them into skin wearable electronic devices. The appointee will be part of a larger team of collaborators at the University of Cambridge, the University of Southern Mississippi and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and as such be required to present results and contribute significantly to an interdisciplinary feedback loop.

This position is funded as part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship entitled "Self-healing organic semiconductors for bionic skin" (Ref: MR/S031952/1). The appointment will be for 18 months initially, starting July 2021 up until January 2023.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Organic Chemistry or a closely related subject. Expertise in organic semiconductor synthesis and experience in device fabrication are essential. They should have an appropriate publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional skills in synthetic organic chemistry. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 to £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-jobs and search on Reference Number 1875648.

Please include a publication list along with a CV.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Bob C. Schroeder ().
Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James - .

Closing Date: 29/4/2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Apply link: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTg3NTY0OCZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJmpvYl9yZWZfY29kZT0xODc1NjQ4JnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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