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Research Assistant/Research Associate - D155120R

Newcastle University - Engineering

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £27,831 to £39,610 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 12th October 2018
Job Ref: 200088

Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Sub Unit :Materials and Manufacturing

Salary: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD Near Completion)
            £30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Research Associate to work on a project focused on the development of a compact, low-cost CO2 capture system for use in the process industries. The system will integrate solvent-based CO2 capture using a rotating packed bed with microwave regeneration of the solvent.

You will have a good Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemistry and have completed (or be close to finishing) a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physical Chemistry. You should be enthusiastic about doing practical work in the lab and be interested in doing research in the area of process intensification. The main responsibility of the role is to perform accurate measurements of the rate of reactive CO2 absorption in a rotating packed bed and the power consumption of the rotating packed bed system. Additionally, you will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the experiment.

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.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a full time, fixed term post, available for the duration of 12 months.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jonathan Lee (

For further information please visit the following weblinks:
Dr Jonathan Lee:
Process Intensification Group:
UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre:

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

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