Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Drinking Water Science

Cranfield, Bedford
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) or Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) in Drinking Water Science 

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department   School of Water, Energy and Environment 
Based at   Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work   37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type   Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period   Until 31 December 2018
Salary  £23,837 to £27,304 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £32,094 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,094 per annum (Research Fellow)
Apply by    03/12/2017 

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career.  Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.  The Cranfield Water Science Institute has an international reputation in its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water.

You will work closely with colleagues to support the delivery of research, commercial consultancy, training and postgraduate student supervision (PhD, MSc) activities in the field of drinking water and disinfection by-products for Cranfield Water Science Institute. The role will involve working on three research projects for high profile clients such as Defra and Water Utilities. The projects you will be working on are focussed on disinfection by-products (organic and inorganic) in drinking water. These projects will involve substantial analytical laboratory work measuring and monitoring disinfection by-products and applying appropriate methods for the removal of disinfection by-product precursors. You will support development and delivery of sector leading research in drinking water, delivery of high quality publications and knowledge dissemination via effective written and oral communication skills.
You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) in water engineering or related discipline, alongside extensive research experience including analytical laboratory work where you have measured disinfection by-products and a track record of delivering research projects, as well as experience of supporting students, e.g. through research supervision, lecturing, tutorials).  You will also be able to demonstrate ability to preparing, edit and submit high quality research outputs, with a peer-reviewed publication track record on water topics and a sound knowledge of Water treatment science and engineering and recent research developments in the water field, plus an understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the water sector

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Emma Goslan, Lecturer in Water Chemistry, on +44 (0)1234 75 8343 or via
Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

Interviews to be held:  13 December 2017