Postdoctoral Researcher - Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,844 - £40,322
28 May 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are pleased to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at  Northumbria University starting from 1st September 2021. This position is part of a project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering entitled “Multifunctional engineered layers based on absorption dynamics of responsive natural hydrogels for capturing greenhouse and toxic pollutants in animal farming and fertiliser industry”. The project proposes to develop complex models of absorption dynamics of greenhouse and toxic gases by hydrogel materials at low Reynolds number flows to determine interactions and adsorption/desorption of the flow at the interface of a hydrogel matrix in order to develop novel multi functional layers for effective capturing these substances.

This position at Northumbria University would suit a highly motivated researcher interested in crossing discipline boundaries between transport phenomena, fluid dynamics, materials science, chemistry, physics and mathematical modelling. You will work with Dr Ulugbek Azimov and other academics and scientists in a consortium of leading researchers from Northumbria University, Industrial University of Santander in Colombia, and Innovation and Technology Inc. company in multidisciplinary research. Your primary role will be to develop a comprehensive model of absorption dynamics by natural hydrogel structures to capture toxic and greenhouse gases.

The applicant must have a doctorate degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or equivalent, before starting this position, proficiency in oral and written communication in the English language; and good collaborative skills, ability to lead independent ideas, and set objectives in a time-bound manner. Applicants with strong master’s degree are also encouraged to apply. The applicant will be evaluated based on their research experience, programming skills and track record demonstrable by journal publications. Any previous postdoctoral research experience will be desirable.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Ulugbek Azimov through email   

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio).Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world.Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for International Colleagues.

Currently,due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled,and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.  

Please note this vacancy will close on 20/06/2021