Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Gas Adsorption Synthesis and Processes

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Research Assistant - £30,600 per annum OR Research Fellow - £33,309 to £35,166 per annum
Oct 14, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 12, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 12 months
Salary Research Assistant - £30,600 per annum OR Research Fellow - £33,309 to £35,166 per annum
Apply by 12/11/2020

Role Description

Cranfield University’s Energy and Power Theme welcomes applications from those with expertise in gas adsorption processes and adsorption materials synthesis.   

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here

Cranfield University’s Energy and Power Theme is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together engineering and scientific expertise. We link fundamental research with technologies to develop the next generation of clean energy generating technologies. 

This is an industry-led, Innovate UK funded, project in collaboration with Manchester University. The successful candidate will perform high-quality research to meet the deliverables of the project and hopefully lead to commercialisation of the technology. The impact of this project could be utterly revolutionary and because of this, there is a commercial imperative to adhere to a Collaboration Agreement which any Research Assistant or Research Fellow joining this project will need to agree to. 

You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) in gas adsorption synthesis and processes and a background in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or another related discipline. For more detail of the project roles requirements please see the Person Specification document. 

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day. 

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups. 

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Peter Clough, Lecturer in Energy Engineering, on +44 (0)1234 754875 or (E)