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Research Fellow (Polymer Chemist)
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The School of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) invites applications for the position of Research Fellow. The Research Fellow should have a strong record of polymer chemistry with related experience in composites, resin transfer moulding, adhesives, and/or formulation development. Other desirable qualifications include industrial background in induction, nanomaterials, coatings, polyesters, acrylates, and/or elastomeric materials. We look for applicants who are highly motivated and can demonstrate initiative and lead a technical team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, improve and assess metal oxide nanomaterial additives in thermoplastic resins.
  • Identify and select monomers for use in thermoplastic composites.
  • Define and measure colloidal stability of nanomaterials in selected resins.
  • Assess chemical and rheological properties of in situ polymerization resins.
  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs to create demonstrator and product concepts
  • Manage and deliver project KPIs and objectives per plan
  • Ensure milestone delivery per plan/schedule, manage/control project risks & mitigating actions
  • Prepare/consolidate periodic reports (finance, technical) as required
  • Manage project documentation, knowledge/data capture and reporting
  • Manage logistical issues and laboratory inventory
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of the research work
  • Work in a research group comprising postdoctoral fellows, PhD/undergraduate students, internships, and academic/industrial collaborators who are actively engaged in novel methods of composite manufacturing.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's/PhD (preferred) in Science or Engineering field from reputable university.
  • Polymer chemistry experience related to in situ polymerization or resin transfer moulding is highly desired.
  • Formulation development related to colloidal stability, dynamic light scattering, rheology, and/or composites manufacturing is an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a diverse, international, and inter-disciplinary research environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of public/private sector or industrial experience.
  • Hands-on knowledge of polymer chemistry and resin formulation development.
  • Experience in schedule and resource planning of complex multi-party engineering projects.
  • Ability to work well with multiple competing priorities, manage projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with strong initiatives.
  • Evidence of research outputs, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong record of scientific/industrial impact within a composites/materials/engineering sector.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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