Research Fellow in Gas Sensing Ref 6286

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Physics & Astronomy
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of  1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
: Fixed Term for two  years 
Reference: 6286
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 27 September 2021 
Closing date: 19 October 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

This advert was recently posted on 13 July 2021 – Previous Applicants need not apply.

Job description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Gas Sensing to join the Materials Physics group led by Prof. Alan Dalton. The role is part of a major industrially-funded project which aims to develop liquid-processed 2D materials for a range of real-world applications.

The candidate will undertake a research project aiming to develop 2D materials as gas sensors for selective parts-per-billion detection of gases including simulants of chemical warfare agents.

Specifically, the candidate will contribute to research in liquid-phase exfoliation of 2D materials, printing of devices, chemical and electrical characterisation, and gas sensing measurements.

The candidate will also contribute to wider research objectives in the group including development of materials for printed electronics, electrochemical devices and energy storage.

Please contact Prof. Alan Dalton for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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