Research Assistant or Research Fellow in the Characterisation & Chemistry Fuels 

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

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in the Characterisation & Chemistry Fuels 

   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 March 2019
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   07/12/2017   

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. Cranfield’s expertise in energy and power covers a range of the potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us. Cranfield’s Bioenergy and Resource Management Centre focuses on a range of new technologies and services related to sustainable biorefining and waste management for energy, fuels, chemicals and materials production.

You will work within a team of experts in energy production and waste management to address the challenges of characterising fuel and other fractions from waste plastic oil obtained from pyrolysis using a range of analytical techniques.  Working closely with a second post-holder, and our industrial partners to transfer the knowledge to the development of a pilot scale pyrolysis plant, you will lead and manage the experimental activities of the research project: largely focused on distillation and extraction experiments.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Chemistry or related discipline. You will be an experimental researcher with broad experience in chemical and physical analysis and the ability to set-up bespoke testing facilities. Knowledge of fuel chemistry is an advantage.

Communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to publish in prestigious international scientific journals is essential. An ability to conduct original experimental research independently and within a team, and to carry out sound judgement of research tasks are also essential, as is a positive attitude to internal and external collaborations, especially as this role requires working in conjunction with our industrial partners.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research and a good publications record, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Gary Leeke, on +44 (0)1234 754729 or (E);

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.