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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 11th November 2021
Job Ref: NQ28382

AI Agents for Chemical Robotics

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral position to join the Sustainable Reaction Engineering group led by Prof. Alexei Lapkin (
The project will be associated with the Innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies (iDMT) and the experimental part of the project will be located in the iDMT centre. The project will develop a new data-rich experimental system on the basis of the already existing equipment and will link this experiment with intelligent DoE algorithms. The project will deliver several types of outputs: contribution to standardisation of process description, novel process chemistry developments, description of a new experimental system, adaptation and development of ML algorithms. This project will be part of a highly active and productive research group and will benefit from close collaboration with several topical ongoing projects.
This is a fixed term 2-year appointment available immediately.
For further details and terms and conditions of the role, please see the attached Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Alexei Lapkin:

Please quote reference NQ28382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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