Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Computational Chemical Engineering University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology United Kingdom

Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Computational Chemical Engineering


Cambridge CARES is a research centre sponsored by the NRF CREATE program, "CAM.CREATE" in Singapore. The research programme Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T) is a joint Cambridge, NTU, and NUS research activity within Cambridge CARES.


A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Cambridge CARES - C4T programme, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kraft. The project aims at a comprehensive virtualisation of an industrial park, i.e. a hierarchical representation of data and models associated with every entity in the industrial park, in order to exploit synergies for resource, energy, and emissions savings. The overall goal is, using ideas from Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, the Semantic Web, machine learning, and statistics, to create an expert system capable of providing quantitative decision support to stakeholders, planners, and policy makers.


The successful candidate will be expected to assume intellectual leadership in the development of the theoretical and mathematical foundations as well as the wider, ongoing development of our main software tool. This will involve keeping abreast of the latest web technologies, making key design decisions, and ensuring their realisation. Being part of a 3-member consortium will require close interaction with collaborators. Activities will include participating in research discussions with local industries and partners, overseas universities, and writing reports as required by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore.


The duration of the contract is for one year in the first instance.


Applicants must have:

1.) A PhD degree in a relevant discipline such as mathematics, computer science, (theoretical) physics/chemistry, engineering, or a related subject.

2.) Excellent mathematical and programming skills.

3.) An outstanding publication record in at least one of the research areas concerned.

4.) Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5.) The ability to work as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of researchers.


Further information about the Computational Modelling Group can be found at


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Applicants should ensure their application is complete and submitted by Midnight on the closing date.


Please quote reference NQ12267 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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