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Electrochemical Scientist

Manchester Metropolitan University
Dundee, Dundee City (GB)
£40,740 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Job Type
PhD Position
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Electrochemical Scientist (KTP Associate)



Fixed-term contract



An exciting opportunity has become available for a recent graduate to work full time on a 34-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop technical data on ink formulation for different catalyst categories across various deposition methods for Proton Exchange Membrane electrolysers and fuel cells.


Employed and supported by an academic team from the University, you will be based at Ceimig's premises in Dundee.


To find out more about Ceimig, go to


Qualifications we require:


  • Masters' degree in relevant area e.g., Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with exposure to inks/electrochemistry etc., through placement or project work.
  • PhD in Electrochemistry / Analytical Inorganic Chemistry or demonstrable equivalent experience and Post Doctoral experience in Electrochemistry / Applied Inorganic Chemistry or a related discipline is desirable





  • Expertise in electrocatalysis, electrochemistry, and materials characterisation with desirable knowledge in catalysts for fuel cells and electrolysers
  • Laboratory/electrochemical experiment skills – experience with a range of testing protocols and equipment such as rheology/PSD/SEM/EDX/Visual checks and ability to coherently analyse data
  • Capability to conduct high-quality research and producing scientific manuscripts and technical reports





  • Commitment to excellence and leadership potential
  • Independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and adapt
  • Ability to work and travel across UK sites and internationally





  • Working at a chemical manufacturing / R&D site, understanding the commercial concerns of a chemical product company
  • Practical experimental work and data analysis
  • Minimal exposure to good scientific practice and health & safety requirements at a chemical manufacturing / R&D site



About KTP:


For over 45 years, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have been helping to innovate for growth by connecting businesses that have an innovation idea with the expertise to help deliver it. Currently around 800 businesses, 100 knowledge bases and over 800 graduates are involved in KTPs – collaborative, three-way partnerships creating positive impact and driving innovation




  • £2,000 per year to spend on personal training attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week's duration)
  • opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced cost)
  • opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project



Due to the nature of KTP funding, those who have already completed more than 1 year of a KTP are not eligible to apply.


Manchester Met University is committed to creating an intentionally inclusive culture of belonging that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce and the benefits it can bring to ensuring diversity of thought and innovation in everything we do. We, therefore, encourage applications from our local and international communities, in particular people from ethnic minority groups, disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.


Closing date: 1 July 2024

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