Research Assistant/Associate in Gas Purification Technology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom


A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on gas cleaning technology.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key objective of this project is the development of a process for the removal of contaminates in industrial gases. The project is part of a larger Innovate UK funded project. The work package at Cambridge and the focus of this position is the development and testing of materials for gas absorption. This will require material preparation at the gram scale, moving to kg scale and also testing and characterising the materials. Testing will make use of existing commercial equipment (e.g. thermogravimetric analyser), as well as the development of in-house reactor systems.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: 1) a PhD in chemical engineering/engineering or related discipline; 2) ability to produce publishable written work; 3) ability to present results and coherent arguments to the research team, and wider (e.g. conferences) 4) experience of practical engineering and an awareness of gas processing.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,243 - £30,395; Research Associate: £32,236-£39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Kate Graham email: (Tel +44 1223 7 66805).

Please quote reference NM20129 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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