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Research Associate/Fellow in Chemical/Process Engineering (Fixed term)


University Park

£30,487 to £45,585 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Closing Date
Tuesday 06 August 2024


This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team which is internationally renowned for research in microwave processing of materials. We are looking for a research fellow, associate or assistant whose expertise and skills lie in chemical/process engineering. This post is based within the Faculty of Engineering situated on the University Park campus in Nottingham. We are seeking applications from high quality people whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing highly capable team. 

You will join a multi-disciplinary team developing microwave heating technologies with the potential to make a difference across sectors as diverse as steelmaking, food, catalysis and energy. Requirements of the role include the development and evaluation of novel microwave processing systems with gram to multi-tonne capacities, across potentially all of these application areas. As such, we are seeking innovative thinkers with a practical approach from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. Significant training and support will be offered to help you develop any new skills which are required.

You should be interested in working closely with commercial partners as part of a diverse multidisciplinary team to deliver innovative solutions to industrial challenges with the potential for global impact. While not a pre-requisite previous industrial experience or working closely with industry would be highly regarded. In addition, you should also have an enthusiasm to develop your expertise in materials processing and chemical engineering to produce high quality journal publications. As such, diligence, focus and a willingness to contribute to our research activities is essential. 

Candidates should hold or be close to completion on a PhD in chemical or process engineering or a related discipline. The ability to work in a team, lead both internally and externally, and interact/collaborate actively and professionally with industrial partners is essential. It is essential that the successful applicant is able to actively support knowledge exchange and transfer activities between industrial partners and the University of Nottingham. 

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months.  Job share arrangements may be considered.

In your application, please submit your CV and cover letter 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Chris Dodds, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email addresses will not be accepted.

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