Research Fellow

University of Sheffield - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 11 months

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  We are looking for someone with a strong chemical engineering background, supported by a good honours degree and PhD in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent. Ideally you will also have a biological processing background. You will use your experience of coordination of collaborative projects to lead an interdisciplinary team to achieve quick results and meet demanding targets.

The position will involve working under the direct supervision of Professor Will Zimmerman on a project where you will be engaged in leading process design, novel unit operation design and scale up (microbubble distillation and condensation), and designing suitable fluidic circuitry.  You will use your project management skills which you have developed from your industrial background to lead and manage the project. You will need to have experience of collaborating with a variety of interdisciplinary teams including students and partners at Board level. You will work closely with the consortia to ensure the delivery of scientific, technological and managerial aspects of the project.  You will be responsible for the writing up of reports and the delivery of the same to collaborators, industrial partners and advisory groups. You will develop industrial engagements and support the organization of a one day symposium on the programme.

Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is ranked amongst the top 5 Chemical Engineering Departments in the UK and is a thriving department within the University's Faculty of Engineering. CBE comprises 38 academic staff, 45 research staff and technicians, 20 support staff and over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.  

CBE is a major contributor to tackling the key challenges of this century - climate change, energy poverty, affordable medicines, sustainable agriculture and water use, safety and green manufacturing.  It boasts a rich environment for learning which prepares its students to be 21st century scientists and engineers and its disciplines span particle science and technology/nanotechnology, new energy technologies, the environment and applications of post-genomics bioscience for biotechnology and bioprocessing applications.

The Department has a world class research environment that is ranked number 1 by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Their internationally renowned research is supported through funding from government and industrial sources in the UK and the rest of the globe.   

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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