Research Associate (Industrial Carbon Capture Storage) - D103328R

Newcastle University

Closing Date: 18 January 2018

The overarching aim of this role is to deliver a programme of research around the opportunities for carbon capture, storage (CCS) and utilisation (CCU) for the energy-intensive industries (steel, cement, refineries, chemicals, etc.). You will collect technical data from energy-intensive industrial sites, industrial carbon capture and storage demonstrators and high energy users to build a comprehensive understanding of the potential for the deployment of industrial CCS clusters. You will examine the costs of deployment and the impact on the final product. They will then explore how supply chains might exploit a new range of low-carbon commodities produce products for 21st century consumers.

You will have an awarded PhD with particular emphasis on carbon capture and storage or the energy-intensive industries (steel, cement, refineries, chemicals, etc.) as well as a 1st class or upper second class degree in a relevant science and engineering subject (such as Physics, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering).

You will also have experience in carbon capture, storage or utilisation technologies, the analysis of energy-intensive industrial processes (steel, cement, refineries, chemicals, etc.), meeting and collaborating with industrial partners, techno-economic analysis. Knowledge in industrial symbiosis and analysis of carbon capture networks is not a key requirement, but would be advantageous.

You will demonstrate a strong track record in writing journal papers for publication as well as Aspen, flowsheet or chemical engineering process modelling tools.

The Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University is an interdisciplinary research team that includes eleven academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting thirty-one full-time research students engaged in cutting-edge energy research.

This post is available fixed term until 31.07.2019 and is full time.

Click here for further details

For informal enquiries please contact Andrew Smallbone (

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


Northern England