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Research Associate in Technoeconomic Assessment of Carbon Capture and Utilisation Processes

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering - College of Science & Engineering - Institute for Materials and Processors

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 26th March 2024
Job Ref: 9851

Full time, 35 hours per week

Fixed term basis for up to 24 months

The opportunity:

This Research Associate position will contribute to the DAM4CO2 (Double-Active Membranes for a sustainable CO2 cycle) within the Institute for Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh, which is funded by the European Innovation Council and in collaboration with colleagues at ITM-CNR (Italy), Swansea university (UK), Primalchit (Spain). UPV (Spain), INSTM (Italy) and Me-Sep (Poland). The goal of DAM4CO2 is to develop a novel membrane technology, for the simultaneous separation and conversion of CO2 to C4+ molecules, as renewable fuels. Double active membranes (DAMs) with a durable and highly selective gas separation layer and a photocatalytic layer will be developed. The project will deliver a prototype, designed using the design-build-test-learn approach, for a proof-of-concept validation that will be tested in lab-conditions. The RA will work on the technoeconomic evaluation of the novel concept.

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description below.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Proven track record of research in process design and simulation, with a specific focus on technoeconomic assessment.
  • A good undergraduate degree and a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a clearly related area, with a focus on process systems engineering or a closely related area or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience in delivering research project results in an academic context.
  • Capable of working collaboratively with researchers from different disciplines or technical background]
  • Capable of working independently, exercising a high degree of initiative and demonstrating a pro-active and flexible approach to work.
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