Technical Specialist - Membrane Testing (FM11172)

University of Bath
December 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Job title Technical Specialist - Membrane Testing

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3111

Placed on Thursday 09 November 2023

Closing date Wednesday 06 December 2023

Interview date Thursday 14 December 2023

Reference FM11172


We are looking to appoint a Technical Specialist to run the newly created membrane testing labs in support of our research in Chemical Engineering.

About the role:

You will work alongside academics, researchers and students to develop and maintain equipment, train researchers, advise on testing campaigns, and assist with industrial projects. You will work with a group of enthusiastic researchers, students and academics at the forefront of research in membrane science and technology. You will also be part of the broader technical team in the Faculty of Engineering and Design, working in the Chemical Engineering Department.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expert technical guidance and support for research in downstream separations, particularly membrane-based separations
  • Training researchers on the safe use of the experimental apparatus
  • Advising on the design and assist with the development of experimental protocols in area of expertise
  • Maintaining the experimental apparatus in optimal condition
  • This is a full time, permanent role working on campus. Interviews are scheduled for 14th December.

    For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Prof Davide Mattia ([email protected], 01225-383961) or Dr Hannah Leese ([email protected], 01225-383426). Please ensure you submit your application through our website.

    About you:

    Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant M-level degree in Chemical Engineering or other Engineering subject areas or equivalent experience working in a relevant field.
  • A proven ability to understand and assess relevant technical information and suggest solutions to problems
  • Experience of upholding and improving safe working practices
  • A track record of delivering accessible training sessions to non- specialists
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Previous experience in process engineering and membrane science and technology would be an advantage. General knowledge of data acquisition and control systems would also be a bonus. A PhD in membrane science and technology is desirable but not required.

    You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve.

    By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today's rapidly changing world.

    About us:

    The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath hosts the largest membrane-based separations research group in the UK, covering all aspects of membrane science and technology. Building on a string of major national research grants, including the newly awarded CARMA grant, the Department has created shared Membrane Testing labs to better maintain equipment and improve training and support of researchers.

    The University of Bath is set among green fields overlooking the world- heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On-site you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes & the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful & exciting place to work & develop your career. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes and a wide range of learning & development opportunities and various staff benefits.

    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.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    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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