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Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Sludge Valorisation Technology for Closed-Loop Resource

Newcastle University - School of Engineering

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Hybrid
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: 26393

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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The Role


You are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in developing a robust, carbon-neutral & cost-effective process to treat sludge and to recover valuable materials and clean water from it. It is a prosperity partnership, collaborative research project with a manufacturing and process development company located in Carlisle. This EPSRC funded 3-year position will be based in Chemical and Civil Engineering group within the School of Engineering. You will join a diverse community of colleagues based in Newcastle in our newly renovated Stephenson Building.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary academic colleagues in the school as well as industry partners such as wastewater treatment companies and the more broader water industry to design and develop sustainable sludge valorisation technology to achieve the goals of the project.

You will play a key role in establishing and optimising protocols, designing, and implementing experiments, supporting students with their research projects as well as writing reports/papers for publications and dissemination.

We are keen to hear from those of you who have a keen interest in the field of environmental engineering or chemical engineering. To be highly successful in this role, you will bring with you experience and knowledge in chemical processes including all steps from experimental design to sample preparation, materials characterisation, and data analysis along with a good publication record. Experience in computer programming, simulation and data management is also essential. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who can demonstrate good organisational and communication skills with the demonstrable experience of working independent and in a team.

To apply, click on the 'Apply' button above to upload your CV and letter of application which outlines how your skills, experience and knowledge align with the job description found here.

Please reach out to Anh Phan at anh.phan@newcastle.ac.uk to have a chat about this opportunity.

Support and benefits

You will benefit from working with academics and industry experts across the transport sector. We follow the Researcher Development Concordat. We enable all staff to fulfil their research potential regardless of career stage. This commitment secures our thriving research culture and vibrant research environment. Our offer to each individual and their researcher development involves: mentoring, annual research planning discussions, pooled research funding to support career development and research activities, peer review support for the development of research and innovation funding applications.

As an EPSRC funded role, the successful applicant may be eligible for the Endorsed Funder Route of the Global Talent Visa. We can provide an interest free loan scheme to support applicants who need to apply for a visa. We can also provide relocation support for applicants who are relocating from outside of the region.

We would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.

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