Job Vacancy – KTP Associate – Newcastle University / Alphasense

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KTP Associate
Ref D879R
Faculty/Services Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Department School of Chemistry
Job Type Research
Hours of Work Full time

 
Salary: circa £27,500 (£4,000 individual training budget)

Alphasense is a totally independent Sensor Manufacturing and Technology Company, founded in response to an overwhelming demand from gas detection OEMs and end users for better quality gas sensors with a higher level of support. Their success has enabled the company to build a new, purpose designed factory in Great Notley, England. The new facility means they can provide greater capacity and and better service, using the very latest automation technology and state of the art laboratory and test facilities.
 
The post requires an associate with skill in experimental work and an interest in commercialisation of academic research to assist with the project’s objectives to develop an understanding of the nano-scale chemical reactions involved in electrochemical gas sensing processes and/ or polymer sensing layers, which will lead to the development of new products. 
 
You should have; a PhD in Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Surface Chemistry,experience with electrochemical methods and probe microscopy, and good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels, along with good team working skills.
 
This position comes with the following benefits; the opportunity for further training and professional membership, personal development including research project management competency, planning, designing and execution of experiments, developing strong links with the university and a commercial partner, supervision of PhD and final-year MChem student projects, an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role and management training.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Sharon Cochrane sharon.cochrane@ncl.ac.uk or telephone 0191 222 8605.
Closing Date: 15 June 2011
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