|Salary:||£30,487 to £44,263 per annum - Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 per annum (Grade 6 to 7)|
|Placed On:||20th September 2023|
|Closes:||18th October 2023|
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in engineering, thermodynamics and/or applied physics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive universities?
You will play a leading role in modelling the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) when applied to Carbon Capture and Storage Applications, as well as evaluating their techno-economic benefits. The position will make you a key researcher within a multi-disciplinary and multi-university BEIS funded consortium, investigating the role that MCFCs can play in contributing to UK Net Zero and Energy Security objectives. You will focus on developing engineering-based Life Cycle and Techno-economic Assessments of an MCFC, drawing in data gathered from a pilot scale rig at the University of Sheffield.
Research will mainly draw on your background in engineering, thermodynamics and/or applied physics to predict how both costs and emissions are related to key systems-level parameters.
Further information on the UK BECCS-MCFC: Next generation CCUS technology for net zero 2050 project can be found in the Additional Information of the Candidate Brief.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Tim Cockerill, Professor of Efficient Energy Utilisation, School of Chemical and Process Engineering & School of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Jenny Jones, Professor in Sustainable Energy, School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Working time: 37.5 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term (14 months, to end by 31st March 2025 (grant funding))
Interview date: To be confirmed
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