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Research Associate - Ammonia / Hydrogen Utilisation

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment will be made above Grade 6.30, £34,304 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: 12516BR

You will carry out research on Ammonia/Hydrogen utilisation working on OceanREFuel project. OceanREFuel has been conceived to support the transition towards a zero-carbon economy via the use of hydrogen produced from offshore wind facilities. Hydrogen can be used directly or transported/distributed as ammonia. As part of this project, the University will evaluate different options to employ the latter for support to renewable energy storage and distribution, efficient power generation, zero-carbon transportation and heat recovery, amongst other topics. Employing state-of-the-art techniques through novel concepts, robust institutional collaboration and continuous engagement with the government, the program will enable the development of incipient technologies and human resources for the best utilisation of ammonia as an energy vector.

In your role, you will conduct research within the area of ammonia and hydrogen utilisation and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University. You will carry out research leading to the publishing of high-quality research, pursue excellence in research and inspire others to do the same.

This post is full time, available immediately and fixed term for 2 years.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointed will be made above Grade 6.30, £34,304 per annum.

Job ref: 12516BR

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Agustin Valera Medina valeramedinaa1@cardiff.ac.uk 

For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Mrs Gaynor James, Enginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk 

Date advert posted: Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.


Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: 
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”

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