Research Associate in Cement Decarbonisation (CF10250)

University of Bath
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,333
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Job title Research Associate in Cement Decarbonisation

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 23 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10250


We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath to work as a Research Associate on industrial decarbonisation of the cement industry in the UK, funded by the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) Wave 2.

During this exciting project, you will be working as a member of the research team led by Dr Xinyuan Ke, and you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting thermodynamic modelling of different cement-based systems
  • Conducting some lab-based experiments relating to cement-based materials
  • Processing and analysing results, preparing high-impact journal papers, and contributing to project reports
  • Attending field trips to project partners and research events organised by the funder.
  • By joining this project, you can collaborate with leading experts at the University of Leeds and Heriot-Watt University.

    About you

    You will be a passionate researcher with a knowledge background of cement- based materials, preferably with a good knowledge of cement chemistry and experience in cement thermodynamic modelling (i.e., GEMs, PHREEQC). You will also need:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to organise a busy workload with conflicting deadlines
  • To be able to work effectively in a team
  • A PhD degree in a subject area of direct relevance for the project, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification
  • Further Information

    For informal enquires please contact Dr Xinyuan Ke via email [email protected]

    This role has a fixed-term duration starting ASAP and an expected end date of 31/01/2024. We are happy to consider a full-time application or two part-time applications.

    As a joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, we promote collaborative research between both fields. This vision is fundamental to our research activities in our four interdisciplinary groups. The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering was ranked joint first in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for its submission in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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