QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Posted
28 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2020
Ref
20/108380
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Application closing date: 26/10/2020
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the Lab of Professor Ranade on a 12 month fixed term contract funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project involves a new way of removing sulphur from fuels. You will be involved in developing a novel, hydrodynamic cavitation based oxidative desulphurisation process. Hydrodynamic cavitation devices based on rotational flows will be used for this purpose. You will design systematic experiments of oxidative desulphurisation using these cavitation devices; first with model organic liquids such as dodecane and then with real fuels such as diesel. You will also be involved in developing computational models to simulate oxidative desulphurisation experiments. It is expected that the project will lead to a new, truly distributed way of removing sulphur from transportation fuels.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Degree in chemical engineering or related engineering subject.
  • Hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related subject.
  • At least three years research experience of using hydrodynamic cavitation for advanced oxidation processes at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing computational models of advanced oxidation processes based on hydrodynamic cavitation

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter to encourage the advancement of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research. Our policies are in line with the University leadership in fostering an ethos of gender equality. In April 2012, QUB was the first UK University to be awarded a Silver institutional Athena SWAN Award. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from such individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found here.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

Candidate Information
About the Principal Investigator Vivek Ranade
Further Information for International Applicants
Note to EEA Applicants on Brexit

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