Research Fellow in Process System Engineering

University of Leeds
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (Up to 3
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Research Fellow in Process System Engineering

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Are you looking to apply your modelling skills to the development of new approaches for sustainable chemical manufacturing, all the way up to production scale? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?

We are seeking a Research Fellow in Process System Engineering to develop and deliver a digital twin for computational chemical reaction optimisation and scale up. The digital twin will utilise reaction data (e.g., reaction rates, product yields, sensitivity analyses, etc.) obtained from automated small scale reactor platforms, and will simulate processes in large scale flow and batch reactors (macro scale) to identify optimum conditions in-silico. This will support the more sustainable synthesis of chemical products.

The overarching project follows an Industry 4.0 approach to revolutionise the transfer of a chemical process from laboratory to production scale, minimising the number of experiments and material used. You will work alongside chemists, chemical engineers and our academic and industrial partners who will provide reaction data and case studies for development of digital twin systems for in- silico process scale-up, as well as informing the wider context of the work.

The position will be based at the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) at the University of Leeds as part of the “DigiScale” EPSRC project with additional support from University College London. The DigiScale project aims to develop control platforms and generate data for generation of digital twins. This position has an aligned experimental Research Fellow, who you will work alongside to deliver the data on which you will develop your modelling and algorithmic approaches.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Thomas Chamberlain, Associate Professor (EPSRC lead)

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Chemistry Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a. Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 3 years due to grant funding) Release Date: Thursday 24 August 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: EPSCH1088 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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