Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
08 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 02/10/2019
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

Queen's University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some GBP 300m.  As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing. 

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation. 

We have an excellent opportunity to join our research team to develop a new clean technology for the generation of carbon neutral valuable chemical feedstocks and fuels, from waste carbon monoxide produced in biogas AD plants and from renewable hydrogen.

We are seeking a researcher with (or about to obtain) a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines and demonstrable experience in the preparation and testing of heterogeneous catalysts.  The successful candidate will work on the design and development of novel reactor and an optimised Fischer-Tropsch catalyst for the synthesis of light olefins, the building block of a range of products such as polymers, fuels and detergents of great economic and environmental benefits over traditional production methods.

This post is available until the 31st October 2020.

The successful candidate must have: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related subject.
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Chemistry, Engineering or related subject
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience.
  • Recent and relevant experimental experience in heterogeneous catalysis
  • Ability to prepare journal and conference papers
  • Ability to design, develop and refine experimental apparatus, field research or experiments in order to obtain reliable data
  • Be prepared to supervise and interact with PhD students 
  • Ability to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations using methodologies and other techniques appropriate to area of research.

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