Assistant/Associate Professors in Low Carbon Processes

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£41,526 - £59,135
24 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professors in Low Carbon Processes

Location:             Based at Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh

Contract:             Open-ended

Salary:                  £41,526 - £59,135 (salary dependent on experience and qualifications) 

Closing Date:     midnight on Monday 14 October 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

Reference:         IRC24014

Heriot-Watt University, The Times International University of the Year 2018, has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

To celebrate our 2021 bicentenary of pioneering research, the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) is seeking to appoint two outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Low Carbon Processes within its Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering (IMPEE). We are seeking individuals who can contribute to the continued growth of our research profile in low carbon processes and specifically our world-leading Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS). We have grown this area to encompass over 50 students and staff, 10 laboratories, well above 400 publications on carbon mitigation and attracted more than £17m of funding, including 14 active research projects in a wide range of technologies needed to meet net-zero carbon targets. RCCS research themes include: Carbon capture and storage; carbon dioxide utilisation; low carbon systems and negative emissions technologies.

As a successful candidate, you are expected to have a demonstrable record of relevant research coupled with an ability to contribute to the quality and innovation of our teaching in our core areas of mechanical engineering or chemical engineering. 

You will be expected to have a strong track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation technologies
  • Hybrid energy systems, particularly integration of CCUS and hydrogen/renewables technologies
  • Energy storage and materials for energy
  • Energy systems and process integration
  • Systems analysis and modelling of low-carbon processes

You should have a first degree in chemical engineering or mechanical engineering (or a closely related discipline), a PhD in one of the areas of interest to us and a record of publications in internationally recognised journals. Commensurate with level of appointment, candidates are also expected to have secured external research funding.

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For an informal enquiries please contact Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer at M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.uk.

For more information about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

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