Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher

The University of Manchester - School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Closing date : 19/12/2016.
Reference : S&E-09202.
Faculty / Organisational unit : Science & Engineering.
School / Directorate : School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science.
Division : Chemical Engineering.
Employment type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 01 February 2017 for 36 months.
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester.
Salary : £27,742 to £36,153 per annum.
Hours per week : Full Time.

This PhD project is part of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization (CORE). The CORE Network brings together 8 academic and 7 industrial partners from 6 European countries and will involve 15 PhD students. The goal of the network is to develop new tools for continuous resolution of chiral molecules for industrial applications.

Project description:

In this subproject of the CoRe network, a monitoring tool that is able to detect chirality in the solid as well as the liquid phase in an automated fashion will be developed by the PhD student. The tool will then be used in crystallization process development studies and used for control applications. You are expected to be familiar with analytical techniques, such as IR/Raman spectroscopy, HPLC, etc. Furthermore, for the latter parts of the project process engineering and modeling skills will be required. We are therefore looking for applicants with a Master in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (and related fields). The CORE network is a large collaboration, thus good social skills are essential, together with a good command of spoken and written English. This project will be executed within the Crystal Chemistry and Particle Process Engineering group (supervisor: Dr. Thomas Vetter) at the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester. For further details about the project, please contact the project supervisor Dr. Thomas Vetter (


Applicants will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. Notably, at the date of recruitment, applicants must be in the first significant years of their career and not have a doctoral degree. They can be a national of any country, but, for this project, must not have resided or carried out their main activity in UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to commencing in the role. We expect the Early Stage Researcher to start in January 2017.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science. Furthermore, the University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Thomas Vetter


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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