|£34,980 to £44,263 with potential progression once in post to £46,974
|4th December 2023
|14th January 2024
Contract type: Fixed Term contract up to December 2026
The School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham is a vibrant and thriving academic community, with over 100 academic and research staff, 20 professional services staff and over 600 students. We provide an inclusive and supportive environment where we strive to support every member of staff in realising their career potential. With a strong focus on our four Research Themes of Energy, Sustainability, Environment and Health, and a number of interdisciplinary Interest Groups serving as testbeds to explore new and emerging areas of interest, we are a dynamic place to work. We have ambitious plans to expand our research activity and are in an exciting period of growth: major investment from the University will deliver a state-of-the-art research building (opening in 2023/24), and new multi-million pound high-performance computing facilities, which will ensure UK-leading compute capability. These investments build on a major recent expansion of our academic staff and investment in our teaching and learning provision, with our Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, which opened September 2018, already revolutionising how we teach undergraduate practical chemistry.
We are looking for a Research Fellow to work in the area of responsive polymers to be applied in the depolymerisation of poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET. The project will be hosted in the group of Prof. Andrew Dove, funded by an EPSRC collaborative project with Prof Joe Wood in Chemical Engineering. The aim of the project is to develop scalable solutions to allow application of supports that enable catalyst recovery. The project will seek to apply real post-consumer waste and hence understanding of the tolerance to impurities and additives will form an important aspect of the work.
The post holder will be responsible for the entire project from responsive polymer synthesis, experimental development through to depolymerisation kinetic measurements and data interpretation. Training will be provided in all of the component techniques but demonstrable experience in a number of the aspects is required.
It is expected that the post holder will have:
Informal enquires can be made to Prof. Andrew P. Dove, email@example.com
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