Post-doctoral research associate position available – University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to work within the group of Prof. Silvia Vignolini at the Department of Chemistry. The position will be focused on the optimisation and fabrication of cellulose-based particles, suspensions, and powders for the use as photonic materials. The candidate should:

  • Have a PhD degree (or be about to obtain) in the fields of chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or process engineering
  • Have the knowledge and experience in the field of chemical processing of cellulose (hydrolysis, dialysis, assembly) and functionalization of cellulose materials
  • Possess a strong laboratory experience, operation of machines and process development
  • Have a profound knowledge and deep understating of polymer chemistry, colloids, manufacturing of coatings and powders
  • Have an innovative mindset, with a passion for product development
  • Be able to work independently and possess a self-motivated personality
  • Be excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the ability and experience to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Prepare investigation protocols and reports
  • Be an enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated personality and the ability to quickly contribute to the culture and way of working

To apply, please visit the jobs opportunities page of the University of Cambridge. 

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