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Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Chemical Engineering

University of Birmingham - School of Chemical Engineering

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 with potential progression once in post to £56,587. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: 4278

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296, with potential progression once in post to £56,587

Grade 8 

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021

The School of Chemical Engineering is a multi-disciplinary and vibrant environment for outstanding study and research.   A recipient of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2011, the School was ranked highly in the REF 2014 exercise for the impact of its research within industry. 

The School is internationally renowned for its pioneering research under the following themes:

  • Formulation Engineering, including microstructure engineering and multiphase and particle processing
  • Energy, including Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, Bioenergy and Fuel Cells and their Fuels and the Centre for Sustainable Cooling (CSC)
  • Healthcare Technologies Institute, including nanoengineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering

We seek to appoint a lecturer in Chemical Engineering with expertise in the areas of recycling and materials recovery (especially valuable metals/minerals) to contribute to the above themes.  Experience of chemical and physical methods and processes (rather than biological) and the circular economy are also required. It is expected that the successful candidate will bring in significant research funding from UKRI, Industry and international funding organisations.  The candidate will develop and deliver teaching resources in Chemical Engineering, particularly for undergraduate research and design projects, in line with the School’s teaching strategy and will participate in the School’s overall contribution to the University. 

He/she will write technical papers, apply for grants and disseminate the results of the programme.  It is expected that the candidate will bring in significant research funding from EPSRC, TSB, EC and industry to push research forward.
Applicants should have a clear understanding of how he/she might interact and forge collaborations that will develop the area and exploit the excellent environment for multidisciplinary research.

The individual will be able to demonstrate potential to carry out research at a level which is commensurate with an emerging international reputation, by evidence of high quality archival peer reviewed journal publications.  The individual will contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration. Research will involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research.

The successful candidate will be supported by the University’s sector leading development programmes and have access to the best financial and physical resources, a beautiful campus and an intellectually stimulating and diverse community.  

Key Skills
•    A good first degree together with a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a similar discipline of relevance to our research themes of energy, formulation engineering and healthcare technologies. 
•    Membership of relevant Professional bodies.
•    A record of internationally leading publications and evidence of a forward publication trajectory that will enhance the reputation of the School, College and University.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Gary Leeke, the Head of School at

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit our careers website;, please quote Job Ref 4278 in all enquiries.

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