KTP Associate for Development of Spectroscopic Techniques

Durham, United Kingdom
£33,199 per annum
08 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Department Of Chemistry

Position Type : Research

£33,199 per annum

The KTP Project:\tThe KTP Associate will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project that is a collaboration between Durham University and Procter & Gamble (P&G), based in Newcastle. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses to innovate and grow through the aid of discipline specific academic expertise. It does this by linking them with an academic supervisory team and a researcher in a university to work on a specific project.

Working alongside the Research & Development team based at P&G Newcastle, the KTP Associate will be involved in the development of Infra-Red and Raman spectroscopy techniques to generate high quality data needed to better understand the cleaning ability of laundry detergent products.

Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd (PGUK) is a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company, of Ohio, USA (P&G), a global consumer goods company producing consumer packaged goods in Fabric, Home, Baby, Feminine, Family care, Grooming and health care businesses. Focussed on superior quality products and value to improve the lives of our consumers around the world. The principal activity of PGUK is the provision of services to other group companies, consisting of research and development and business and administration services.

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives. The successful candidate will be working with academics in the Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is one of the very best UK chemistry departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. The Department was ranked 5th overall in REF2014 in terms of grade point average and 1st for impact. It routinely features high in national league tables and is 3rd in the Complete University Guide 2018. Our research spans the range of organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry.

This post is full time (37.5 hours) and fixed term for 18 months.

Closes midday on : 22-Jul-2019