Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Mechanical Engineering within the College of Engineering, Physical Sciences

Fixed term until 30th September 2019

Grade 7- Starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

A Research Fellow position is available in the field of internal combustion engine and engine exhaust after treatments within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.

PARTIAL-PGMs is a HORIZON2020 funded project, involving 14 industrial and academic partners from the UK, the EU and the USA and is aiming at radical changes to the design of catalysts and materials used in after treatment systems for road vehicles. We seek candidate with expertise in internal combustion engines, emissions speciation and characterisation and catalysts/after treatment systems. The candidate will required to carry out studies to provide a fundamental understanding of the species generated during the combustion process and their role in catalysis (i.e. how these species affect the new catalysts and materials function, ability to control emissions and durability).

The ideal candidate will have completed, or be near completion of a Doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or related subject area. Previous research experience in mechanical or chemical engineering, chemistry or physical sciences is desirable; supervision of research students would be an advantage. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake an experimental programme as well as good communication and team working skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly.

The successful candidate is expected to interact closely with the industrial and academic partners in order to provide regular research progress updates. The candidate will also assist in the project’s overall research direction and coordinate work with the Work Package leader.

Applicants should complete an online application form, available from the website through the link shown below, where they should also provide an up-to-date CV, a cover letter, and the names of two academic/industrial referees. Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor. Athanasios Tsolakis via email:

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit

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