Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Closing Date
WorkplaceLondon, Greater London, UK

Department: School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Salary: £33,824 to 34,733 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL27195
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 24-Nov-2021
Closing date: 08-Dec-2021

Job profile


About the Role

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Dr Christian Nielsen’s group ( ) to work on the European Commission-funded project “Mixed Ionic and Electronic Transport in Conjugated Polymers for Bioelectronics” in collaboration with a large European network of academic and industrial partners.

About You

The ideal candidate for this position should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry or a closely related field and be able to work effectively and independently within a team and have an interest/knowledge in materials science. Experience in conjugated small molecule synthesis, polymer synthesis and/or porous organic materials as well as organic electronic or bioelectronic applications are essential. Self-motivation, the ability to interact confidently within an interdisciplinary research area and excellent research management and presentation skills are essential.

About the Project

The successful candidate will conduct research on the development of novel organic mixed ionic and electronic conductors. They will also be required to analyse the experimental data and report it in the form of conference presentations and research papers. The successful candidate will join an international, multi-disciplinary team and also interact closely on a regular basis with the large European network through project meetings and partner visits throughout the duration of the project.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is located on QMUL’s Mile End campus, it is full-time and initially available for a period of 12 months with a possibility of an extension thereafter. The start date is 1st January 2022 or soon thereafter. The salary is in grade 4, at £33,824 to £34,733 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Christian Nielsen at .

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 8 December 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 205180.