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Research Associate in Geo-Environmental Engineering

The University of Manchester - Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,816 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th September 2020
Closes: 8th October 2020
Job Ref: SAE-015679

Job reference: SAE-015679
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date: 08/10/2020
Salary: £32,816 per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
Division: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Hours per week: full time
Contract Duration: 6 months

The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate in Geo-Environmental Engineering, which is tenable for 6 months from 1 October 2020 (Grade 6.1). The position is funded by The University of Manchester’s GCRF Pump Priming grant for a project entitled "Tackling the Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds from Crude Oil Contaminated Lands in Nigeria by Developing Low-Cost Containment Systems (VOCaL)".

The primary aim of the project is to develop partnerships with key stakeholders in Nigeria, to enable follow up joint research activities and exploratory investigations for developing localised and sustainable containment systems, for addressing the VOC emissions from oil contaminated sites.

You will be responsible for partnership development with key stakeholders in Nigeria, organisation of an online workshop, data collection, laboratory experimentation, laboratory documentation and co-development of a relevant publication.

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; the School’s website documenting activity in this area can be found at:

Furthermore, The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Mojgan Hadi Mosleh


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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