Research Associate in Chemical Engineering

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

Closing Date : 01/10/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate : School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Division : 
Hours Per week : full time 
Salary : £31,604 to £32,548 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10591

We are seeking to employ a postdoctoral research associate within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science on a full-time basis.

The post is fixed term for a period of 12 months commencing 1st November 2017.

Experience in (i) cellular foam materials as catalyst supports, (ii) silicon carbide (SiC) foams and their properties, (iii) the development of hierarchical framework catalysts, especially zeolites, on SiC foams, (iv) the characterisation of framework catalysts and structured foams, and (v) heterogeneous catalysis using structured SiC foam catalysts is essential. Familiarity with general catalyst characterisation methods, especially for hierarchically structured porous/cellular catalysts, is required. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver research of an international standard that will contribute to the development of novel bio-oil upgrading process with zeolitic catalysts on SiC foams under microwave activation.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Xiaolei Fan


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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