Process Analytical Spectroscopist
University of Manchester Department of Chemical Engineering
United Kingdom


Job Reference : S&E-013962
Location : BP Chemicals, Saltend, Hull
Closing Date : 18/06/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Chemical Engineering
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From as soon as possible for 24 months from commencement, with the opportunity of ongoing permanent employment with the industrial partner.


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with BP Chemicals.


The University of Manchester and BP Chemicals are looking to recruit a KTP Associate in Process Analytical Spectroscopy to undertake this 24-month project which has an overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting novel Raman spectroscopy techniques for advanced on-line analysis of process streams in the chemicals and refining sectors.


The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to develop a novel instrument that can be used directly in an industrial environment. Additionally, there will be an extensive training and development programme.


Candidates should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or related discipline. Expertise in the development and application of optical instrumentation is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and be able to work effectively alongside academic and industrial partners so excellent communication and organisation skills are also required.


This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.


Based at BP Chemicals at Saltend, Hull, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and BP Chemicals and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.


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


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004


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


Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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