Research Associate in Membrane Testing (Part Time) (FM11200)

University of Bath
November 26, 2023
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Job title Research Associate in Membrane Testing (Part Time)

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 16 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 26 November 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11200


We are seeking applications for a Research Associate to join the Department of Chemical Engineering.

About the role:

You will join our EPRSC-funded project exploring Catalysis at the Water-Energy Nexus, with a specific focus on Catalytic treatment to reduce bio-fouling of membranes.

This is a collaborative project led by Professor Chris Hardacre at the University of Manchester, and also involving the Departments of Chemistry at Universities of Liverpool, Cranfield and Southampton.

You will collaborate closely with colleagues in Chemical Engineering integrating membranes' manufacturing, catalyst development and process design to develop responsive hybrid membranes (polymeric and ceramic based) with improved flux and anti-fouling properties and containing catalysts (photo-) capable to remove foulants from the membrane surface.

You will be expected to:

  • Manufacture flat and hollow fibre composite membranes (polymeric) containing a visible light photocatalyst
  • Explore the possibility of manufacturing of complex composite membranes with various methods of catalysts activation
  • Characterise composite membranes in order to optimise de-fouling properties
  • Stability studies of optimised membranes structures to evaluate the stability, efficiency and foulant removal for larger time scale (up to 100 hours)
  • This is a part time role at 14.6 hours per week, fixed term with an expected end date of 30/04/2024.

    For further information or informal discussion about the position please contact Emma Emanuelsson on [email protected] or Prof Semali Perera on [email protected].

    About the role:

    Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant PhD in chemical engineering or a relevant subject area
  • Knowledge and/or experience of process development, catalysis, reactor engineering and separation processes
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • An awareness of the latest developments in the field of research
  • Potential to publish in high quality, peer reviewed journals
  • About us:

    You'll benefit from working in a dynamic multidisciplinary team based at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering on the University of Bath campus. The Department is a top 10 department nationally which specialises in groundbreaking sustainable technology development.

    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, 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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    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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