Sheffield Hallam University – Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Materials Engineering Research Institute
Fixed term until 31 August 2011
£24,273 increasing to £29,853 per annum, through progression
We seek a dynamic and innovative individual educated to PhD level or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline to join the polymers and composites group to work on a European Union funded project to investigate the use of starch clay nanocomposites for use as barrier coatings on paper substrates.
Relevant experience in the formulation and/or characterisation of polymers and/or polymer (nano)composites would be an advantage. The work will include the modification of bentonite surfaces and the dispersion of these materials into starch from a variety of sources. The resulting, renewable materials will be characterised in detail and successful formulations upscaled to produce real-world components.
Please quote reference: ACE 355/09
Closing date: 30 June 2010 by 12.00 noon
Human Resources Department
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
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