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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - UKRI - STFC

Location: Didcot
Salary: £30,782 to £33,459
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th March 2020
Closes: 18th April 2020
Job Ref: IRC253289

Fixed Term (2.5 Years)

STFC are advertising for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate based at the ISIS to work on a Horizon 2020 funded project regarding ammonia synthesis and decomposition catalysts.

The position entails the synthesis, testing and detailed characterisation of ammonia synthesis and decomposition catalysts, as well as planning and executing significant scale-up of said catalysts in collaboration with project partners. The position is part of ARENHA, a project funded by the EU, consisting of 11 project partners, that aims to demonstrate every part of the process of synthesising ammonia using renewable power, storage thereof, and release via direct use of ammonia or by release of hydrogen, with the ultimate aim being to demonstrate the viability of ammonia as a viable non-carbonaceous energy store suitable for a net-zero carbon future.

About you

You will have experience working with both solid and gaseous, hazardous materials and knowledge and experience of appropriate safety measures, along with experience in solid-state synthesis techniques.

It is desirable that you have experience in the use of ammonia, as well as experience in scale-up of chemical processes.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

About us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

STFC’s ISIS facility is a leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2020. 

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