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Postgraduate Research Assistant

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About the Role
The candidate will ensure that material is clear, consistent, complete, and credible, and that text is well written, grammatically correct, and accessible so it is ready for publication. The candidate will work on a range of publications.

About You
We are looking for someone to support Prof Althoefer in proofreading and editing reports, papers and grant applications in the framework of current funded projects and future projects. The main duties are:

  1. Prepare reports of research results for public presentation through workshops/conferences.
  2. Prepare reports on activities and results of on-going projects of the line manager.
  3. Contribute to writing papers summarising research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  4. Contribute to writing grant applications extending the work of this project.
  5. Contribute to other reports where possible.
  6. Contribute to the advertising activities as required in the framework of the project.

About the School
This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 110 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. These are supported by an administrative and technical staff team of 45. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

The department research and teaching facilities were recently refurbished; upgrading research and teaching space and a range of new laboratories have now opened.

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 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 based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is part time (21 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 1 year, with an immediate start date. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £38,165 – £44,722 per annum pro-rata, 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 Prof Kaspar Althoefer at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3419.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 September 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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