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Research Assistant/research Associate in Developing Novel Chemical Looping Processes for Hydrogen Production and Carbon Capture - D214218R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Materials and Manufacturing

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £27,831 to £39,610 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th April 2019
Closes: 24th May 2019
Job Ref: 227169

Research Assistant £27,831 - £29,515 (PhD pending)
Research Associate £30,395 - £39,610 (PhD awarded)

Newcastle University has an exciting opportunity to focuses on improving materials performance in chemical looping systems by investigating novel materials and structures. Key tasks would include performing kinetic experiments, writing peer reviewed publications, presenting finds at meetings; aiding PhD student supervision and day-to-day running of the lab.

Applicants should have a PhD (awarded or near completion) in chemical engineering, materials science or a related subject with experience in at least one of the following: chemical looping, inorganic ion-conducting oxide membranes, synthesis, characterisation and application of metal oxides in chemical processes including the study of surface exchange and ion transport processes. You will be hard working, show initiative and be able to work in a team. We expect excellent technical competency, good laboratory skills plus original and creative thinking. The successful applicant will be developing their expertise in an area highly relevant to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in energy and industrial processes.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Ian Metcalfe:

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School of Engineering:
The Applications of Ion Transport Group:

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.

The School/Institute holds a bronze/silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver 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.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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