|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||6th November 2023|
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermochemical Heating & Cooling assisted Hydrogen Storage
Grade 7 : £36,024 - £44,263 per annum
We are seeking a full-time Postdoc Researcher to join Energy Storage and Energy Carrier research group led by Dr Binjian Nie at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by Oxford University Challenge Seed Fund (UCSF) and is fixed-term to 30/10/2024with possible extension by another two years.
The UCSF is a translational fund focused on projects that can make a near term impact and has the potential for future commercialisation. The overall aim of the project is to investigate the synergistic process of novel thermochemical heating & cooling and hydrogen storage which is expected to have step-change performance improvements in round-trip-efficiency, volumetric density, and costs in comparison to existing hydrogen storage techniques including (i) compressed hydrogen, (ii) liquid hydrogen, and (iii) ammonia. The full-time PDRA will mainly conduct the modelling and lab work for a thermochemical heating & cooling assisted hydrogen storage unit.
You should possess a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant area of engineering. You should have experience in reactor or system modelling using CFD (e.g., Ansys Fluent, COMSOL). You should also have the ability to build experimental test rigs with the assistance of lab technician. Experience in thermal or thermochemical energy storage, solid hydrogen storage, chemical reaction and process engineering, 3D CAD design and materials engineering is desirable.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Binjian Nie (email: Binjian.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Only online applications received before midday on 6th November 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
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