Research Associate in Life Cycle Assessment

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 12/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Sustainable Industrial Systems 
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 November 2018 until 31 December 2019 with a possibility of extension, subject to funding

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the SOLPART and Catalysis Hub projects. 

SOLPART is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme and is carried out in collaboration between several academic and industrial partners. The main objective of the project is to develop, at a pilot scale, a high-temperature solar process suitable for particle treatment in energy-intensive non-metallic minerals’ industries.

Catalysis Hub is funded by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC) and it represents a wide partnership of universities and industry. Its aim is to develop catalytic processes and technologies to address the issues of clean water, more efficient utilisation/valorisation of water systems and the use of water as a reaction medium or reagent.

Your role will be to carry out life cycle assessment (LCA) of the new SOLPART and Catalysis Hub technologies, in collaboration with the project partners.

You will work under the supervision of Professor Adisa Azapagic and will be based in the Sustainable Industrial Systems (SIS) research group within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. For more information on SIS, visit   

You will have an excellent first degree and a PhD or equivalent in chemical engineering or related disciplines. You will also have a strong track record in LCA. You will be an independent and highly-motivated researcher able to work with minimal supervision. Experience of working in consortia projects and/or in industry would be a distinct advantage.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Contact: Prof. Adisa Azapagic, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Description

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