We are hiring: Two new ECFP job opportunities are now live

Two new ECFP Post-doctoral Research Assistants for Industry Collaboration roles are now open for applications

25 October 2023

We are looking for two Post-doctoral Research Assistants for Industry Collaboration to work with the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership (ECFP) on industry relevant projects across a wide range of sectors. A successful candidate will enhance ECFP’s ability to deliver and record impact from fundamental research within the group and generate income through collaboration with industry.

Each post is a 3-year fixed term appointment, with an expectation that the candidate will bring in sufficient funding from industrial sources to enable continuation of the role beyond the initial fixed term. Salaries will be on the University of Edinburgh Pay Grade UE07 (£37,099 – £44,263).

The role will involve working with companies across a range of different sectors, facing challenges in areas such as sustainable reformulation, improved process control, and enhanced consumer experience.

About the role

ECFP is a unique grouping of physicists, engineers, biologists and chemists working to facilitate bi-directional knowledge exchange. ECFP was founded in 2012 with the vision of changing the way industry and academia collaborate and has since then worked with over 50 companies from SMEs to multinationals across a wide range of sectors including food, personal care, agrochemicals, decorative paints, and wastewater treatment.

Key to ECFP is a core team of university-employed post-doctoral staff who actively engage with industry to bring new fundamental questions to the academic team, and solve industry problems using cutting edge science and techniques. The core team, led by Dr Daniel Hodgson, deliver end-to-end bespoke packages for clients: speaking with industry scientists directly to diagnose challenges and co-create research projects, seeking out funding opportunities to support the work, performing experiments to deliver the agreed outcomes, and finally presenting the findings in an accessible way so industry partners can maximise their commercial impact. ECFP has worked with >55 companies across 12 sectors, helping to generate ≥£8.3M in value for businesses.

Your skills and attributes for success

  • We seek outstanding candidates with PhD-level training and postdoctoral experience in one, or several, of the following areas: Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline in physical sciences or engineering.
  • A broad range of experimental experience in soft matter or biological physics techniques
  • It is desirable that candidates have knowledge of and experience in complex fluid research in an industrial context

Further details on the role and a full job description can be found on the University of Edinburgh jobs pages.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/8737 by 17 November 2023. More information about ECFP can be found on this website. Informal enquiries about the roles can be directed to Dr Daniel Hodgson (daniel.hodgson@ed.ac.uk).

How can we help you?

Please get in contact with us to find out more about ECFP and whether we can help you.