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Research Fellow (Surface-COnfined Fast-Modulated Plasma for Process and Energy Intensification (SCOPE)) (104254-1021)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Location: Coventry
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: 1879957

Fixed Term Contract for 18 Months

36.5 hours per week

This full-time post is available for up to 18 months fixed term contract (with possibility of extension) to end no later than 01 April 2024 to undertake research on process development and optimisation for chemical conversion using non-thermal plasma energy.

You will work with the Principal Investigators to develop a new, technically sound reactor design for symbiotic plasma-catalysis N-fixation.

You will assist the Principal Investigators of the SCOPE project and, where appropriate, project collaborators in the successful execution of the project.

You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication.

You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

Whilst employed by the University of Warwick, the successful candidate will cooperate with a research group, also led by Professor Volker Hessel, at the University of Adelaide for the duration of the contract. Some travel to the Australia may be required.

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

You will have (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or a related discipline, and will have proven ability to undertake high quality research.

You will have a working knowledge of process development and optimisation analytical instruments such as FTIR, and will have excellent communication skills, time management and IT skills.
Experience in the areas of non-thermal plasma and/or microfabrication/catalysis will be a distinct advantage.

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

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.

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. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

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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