Postdoctoral position in thermoelectric materials


University of Reading

Start date: as soon as possible after 1 September 2013

Closing date:   19/7/2013

Reference number: RS13048

Payscale:  £27,854 per annum


We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to synthesise and characterise new thermoelectric materials for applications in energy harvesting.  This EPSRC -supported project will be carried out in collaboration with  Loughborough and Cardiff Universities. Work will be principally directed towards new intermetallic phases, primarily complex antimonides. The project will involve a blend of synthesis, structural characterisation and physical property measurements


You will have:

  •  Experience of synthetic solid-state chemistry, the collection and analysis of X-ray and neutron diffraction data and the interpretation of physical property data.
  • A very good undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a PhD in solid-state chemistry, materials or a related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and the ability to collate and prepare reports
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team


Informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Chemistry

Contact name: Professor A V Powell

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6585

Contact email:


Closing date: 19/07/2013

To formally apply please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)


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