Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2018 in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Hylke Glass. The project is part of the EU-funded MONICALC project, which aims to further develop an integrated system for monitoring and control of calcined kaolin production. The specific aim of the project is to define the optimal internal configuration of a multiple hearth furnace with a view to achieving a uniform residence time of kaolin powder in the furnace. The research involves experiments and modelling of the powder flow, assessing the influence of the furnace geometry, and identifying the best design and mode of operation.

The post will include performing experiments with a model furnace, interpretation and modelling of the experiments, adaptation of the test facility for further experiments, and evaluation of scale-up potential.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. Applicants will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts atleading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme anda stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information please contact Prof. Hylke Glass, e-mail H.J.Glass@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01326) 370400.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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