Early Stage Researcher in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Durham, United Kingdom
Marie Curie - See Salary Below
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Chemistry

Marie Curie - See Salary Below

Salary range: £36,684 to £46,176

The funding for this Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher position provides for a remuneration starting from £36,684. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).

Allowance eligibility depends on the personal circumstances of the ESR.

  • Living Allowance: total amount €54,857.52 per year. This figure is inclusive of the country coefficient of 139.80%.
  • Mobility Allowance: total amount €7,200 per year.
  • Family allowance: total amount €6,000 per year (eligibility depends on supporting evidence that at the time the ESR position starts the ESR is married, in a partnership equivalent to marriage in the country it was formalised or have dependent children).

The successful candidate will be based primarily in Durham, but will be expected to visit and work closely with colleagues across the BIKE network to deliver the multi-disciplinary objectives of this project.

Early Stage Researcher (ESR7) position - Use of Porous Architecture Oxides to Prepare Controlled Bimetallic Aqueous Phase Reforming Catalysts (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project)

An EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available in the area of novel synthesis methods for bimetallic aqueous phase reforming catalysts in the Chemistry Department of Durham University, Durham, UK.

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week), fixed-term for 36 months, with a start date of 1st October 2019.

This full-time, fixed-term ESR position will based at Durham University’s Chemistry Department (Durham, UK) under the supervision of Drs Simon Beaumont and Phil Dyer and will involve research and study in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, specifically the synthesis of bimetallic catalysts using tuned and hierarchical porous oxide supports – this will be achieved using both the immobilisation of well-defined organometallic precursors and solution phase nanoparticle syntheses; characterization using a range of techniques and determination of structure-activity relationships in bimetallic catalysts through lab-scale catalyst testing and kinetic analysis for energy applications such as hydrogen generation.

Closes midday on : 03-Jul-2019