Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Sanitation Science

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
22 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2019
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
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Until 14 April 2020
Salary £30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Apply by 08/03/2019

Role Description

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood. The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.

You will contribute to the delivery of Screw De-Watering of Fecal Sludge project, in partnership with Duke University, and present the research findings in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

You will work on the following aspects of the project:

  • Commission and application of rapid filtration unit for charactisation of compressive dewatering of faecal sludge
  • Application of bucket rheometer to charactise the sludge
  • Design and test of sludge screw de-watering system

You will have a PhD (or near completion)in Water Sanitation or related discipline, alongside previous experience of on working with faecal sludge. You will be able to demonstrate experience in designing and delivering collection campaigns of human faeces and urine and of solid to liquid separation, in particular applied to faecal sludge thickening.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Yadira Bajon-Fernandez, Lecturer in Anaerobic Processes, on +44 (0)1234 75 8330 or (E);

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. 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.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.