Research Associate in Process Engineering and Measurement Science University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science United Kingdom

Research Associate in Process Engineering and Measurement Science


Closing Date : 10/12/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Duration : December 2017 until 30 November 2019

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

School/Directorate : School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Division : Catalysis and Porous Materials

Hours Per week : Full time

Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : S&E-10979

Applications are invited for a fully funded 2 year postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to be conducted in the James Chadwick Pilot Hall of the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science at the University of Manchester. This post is part of a large collaborative project involving the University of Manchester and Unilever and aims to develop an understanding of non-Newtonian fluids used in formulated home and personal care products. By combining theoretical and experimental methods, the project will obtain an understanding of the relationship between the process engineering and modelling of the materials.


The PDRA position available at the University of Manchester will be to develop the existing flow rigs and batch reactors for measurements such as electrical resistance tomography and optical sensing. In addition, you will work closely with other researchers in the process analytics group to achieve the overall project objectives.


  • You should have experience of process engineering and experimental measurements in complex fluids. It is also desirable that you have expertise in one or more of the following: (i) complex /non-Newtonian liquids; (ii) process tomography such as electrical resistance tomography (ERT), (iii) flow measurement. 
  • Candidates who have experience of working in a multidisciplinary project and working with industry will be particularly welcome


You should already hold or be nearing completion of a Ph.D./D.Phil. in an area relevant to the position requirements.


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Philip Martin



Name: Dr Tom Rodgers



General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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