Research Fellow, SeaSolutions

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 06/07/2020
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

Applications are invited for a short 6-month postdoctoral position, working with Dr Pamela Walsh in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The project is part of an EU project SEASOLUTIONS, so you will get the opportunity to work as part of a highly disciplinary team. More information can be found here.

We are looking for a Research Fellow with a PhD in Chemistry or related discipline who is interested in working on a project to help reduce Greenhouse Gases. We are doing research into reducing Cow flatulence and improving to gut health with seaweed extracts. If interested, you will need experience in the extraction of compounds from natural products, NMR analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC, GC-MS and column chromatography. Applicants should be fluent in English with the ability to communicate and present research findings effectively in to the SEASOLUTIONS consortium. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subject
  • Have or about to obtain PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological/Food science, Algal Biology and/or microbiology.
  • At least 3-years recent relevant research experience in a range of analytical techniques relevant to biomass separation and characterization (e.g. NMR, HPLC and GC-MS (FAME)).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ‘green’ separation technologies (e.g. supercritical CO2, ionic liquids).
  • Experience working with Industry and prior experience working on industrial research projects.  

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk .

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter to encourage the advancement of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research. Our policies are in line with the University leadership in fostering an ethos of gender equality. In April 2012, QUB was the first UK University to be awarded a Silver institutional Athena SWAN Award. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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