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Research Fellow (103338-1020)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th October 2020
Closes: 29th November 2020
Job Ref: 1873150

Full time, fixed term position for 2 years.

The School of Engineering wishes to appoint a Research Fellow, initially for two years, to undertake research on atmospheric pressure plasma jet reactor development for chemical conversion for small molecules (CH4, CO2) using non-thermal plasma. Chemical processing of non-reactive molecules using a plasma jet with high speed flow is one of the most promising methods for synthesizing new chemicals and fuels. A special attention will be devoted to the nozzle design to optimise plasma-flow interaction. The energy efficiency of pulsed plasma operation will be compared with AC plasma operation. The best operational protocol will be identified.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Chemical or Electrical Engineering). You will be able to demonstrate a proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in non-thermal plasma processing, along with a working knowledge of experimental equipment for non-thermal plasma processing and analytical spectroscopy such as IR, OES.

You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output. You will be able to contribute to the development of funding proposals. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and IT skills including demonstrable ability to use IT to write technical research papers.

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious chemical engineer, electrical engineer or physical chemist or to perform cutting edge research within the framework of an ERC Synergy project SCOPE.

The project is a joint project with Eindhoven University of Technology (SCOPE project partner) and therefore some travel between the Netherlands and the UK may be required.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

Applications from candidates in groups under-represented in the Engineering sector are particularly welcome.

Interview date: 7th or 8th December

Closing date: 29 November 2020

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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