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Research Technician for Microfibre Analysis

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in fibre and textile technology? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in textile technology?

The School of Design is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team and will be actively involved in research, producing high quality publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Working with an established research team, and with the support of an industrial partner, the successful candidate will develop a new testing protocol to investigate the impact of fabric and/or garment ageing on the propensity of microfibre release. This protocol will be used to understand key factors that affect microfibre release during domestic laundry. This will be supported by desk based research to help provide insight into the mechanisms of release. This work will be based on recent research carried out at the University of Leeds which has contributed to the academic, industrial and media discussions about ocean pollution from washing clothes.

You will have a 2:1 BSc or BEng (or equivalent, or with equivalent experience) in textile technology, polymer material science, or other science and technology related discipline

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Mark Taylor 


Dr Mark Sumner


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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £22,659 to £26,243 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 12 months)
Release Date:  Friday 26 April 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 May 2019
Reference:  AHCDE1067
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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