Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (Complex Flows)

University of Birmingham - School of Chemical Engineering

Salary: £39,993 - £74,259 (Lecturer salary from £39,993 - £47,722 a year with potential progression (to £53,690 a year)). (Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £49,148 - £56,950 a year with potential progression (to £74,259 a year)). The successful candidate will be appointed at the grade appropriate to their experience and qualifications.

The School of Chemical Engineering is one of the largest and most successful in the UK and is a vibrant environment for study and research. The School has built up an international reputation in Formulation Engineering, which includes understanding of both the processing and the product attributes of products such as foods, pharmaceuticals and fast-moving consumer goods. Research is particularly concentrated at the interfaces between Chemical Engineering and the Sciences, and collaboration with industry is strong. A recipient of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2011 for its research excellence, the School was ranked top in the recent REF 2014 exercise for the impact of its research within industry.

The School has 37 permanent academic staff, over 50 research staff, over 170 postgraduate research students and some 750 undergraduate students. The School regularly attracts research income in excess of £10 million per year through a balanced portfolio of grants from the UK Research Councils (RCUK), the European Union and Industry. The School’s research is supported by two Centres for Doctoral Training: in Formulation Engineering; and in Fuel Cells and their Fuels. 

The School seeks to strengthen its expertise in the area of advanced methods for experimental and computational analysis of flow in processing of complex materials, with application to Formulation Engineering. Processing necessarily implies flow, and since the materials of interest are structurally complex the range of both experimental techniques and computational methods for their investigation is limited. The School seeks a Lecturer who will lead developments in this area.

In addition to its own extensive range of advanced analytical techniques, the School benefits from a close interaction with the Positron Imaging Centre (PIC), which sits within the School of Physics and Astronomy and is unique in Europe in focussing on the use of positron imaging and tracking techniques in industrial non-medical applications. The successful candidate will be expected to work in collaboration with the PIC, extending its capability and range of applications in Formulation Engineering.

The successful candidate will have a first degree and a PhD, or equivalent experience, in Chemical Engineering or another relevant subject area. She/he will be expected to participate in and lead research of internationally leading quality, to work in collaboration with others in the School and to build links with industry. They will contribute to and develop the teaching in the School. They will be supported by the University’s sector-leading development programmes and have access to the University’s extensive physical resources, a beautiful campus and an intellectually stimulating and diverse community.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Jonathan Seville: j.p.k.seville@bham.ac.uk

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