Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Polymer Chemistry
Department: Department of Chemistry
Tenure: 12 months
Location: RCSI, St. Stephens Green
Reporting to: Prof Andreas Heise
Salary: Appointable from point 1 of the IUA Researcher Salary Scale
Proposed Start Date: 01.09.2021
The Department of Chemistry at RCSI currently has a position available for a postdoctoral researcher in an industry funded project. The project is focused on degradable polymers and polymer films derived from lactones. Reporting to Prof Andreas Heise, the researcher will also work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team including PIs, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers within the Polymer Chemistry and Biopolymer Laboratory at RCSI.
Applicants should have a PhD in polymer chemistry – ideally with experience in the ring-opening polymerisation of lactones. The ideal applicant must have a strong interest in synthetic polymer chemistry and polymer structure-property studies.
Specifically, the duties of the post are:
• Day to day management and delivery of the scientific work associated with the research project.
• Prepare scientific reports and updates as required by the industrial funder.
• Other such duties as may be assigned from time to time.
• Complying with statutory legislation and Department rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety.
• Representing the best interests of the Department/College at all times.
• Applicants should have a PhD in polymer chemistry.
Knowledge & Experience – (Essential):
• Specific skills that would enhance suitability include experience in ring-opening polymerisation of lactones, polymer modification and polymer degradation and polymer property analysis (thermal, mechanical).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Knowledge & Experience (Desirable):
• Experience in industrially focused projects is desirable.
Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and Covering Letter.
Informal Enquiries can be directed to [email protected]