Research Associate / Fellow in Engineering
University of Nottingham Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Associate / Fellow in Engineering

Reference :ENG082720
Closing Date :Friday, 3rd April 2020
Job Type :Research
Department :Engineering
Salary :£27511 to £33797 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD).


Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow position in the field of techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA). The position is part of the BIOMETCHEM project (Sustainable Production of Added Value Chemicals from Syngas-derived Methanol), a collaboration between University of Nottingham, Ulm University, Goethe University Frankfurt, INSA University of Toulouse, and Johnson Matthey. The BIOMETCHEM project will develop microorganisms for the conversion of methanol to higher value intermediates for pharmaceutical, food, and polymers industries.


The successful applicant will work within a multi-disciplinary team and will have primary responsibility for the development of TEA and LCA models. The position holder will work closely with experts in Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Modelling, and Bioprocess Design towards the development of comprehensive models to enable the integrated design of organisms and processes to maximise commercial benefit and sustainability.

Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject area, with a background in chemical or mechanical engineering being particularly desirable. Experience developing process models and techno-economic assessments are requirement of this positions. Experience conducting life cycle assessments of emerging technologies is considered a strong asset. Excellent communication skills and a strong track record are essential.

This is a fixed-term post until 30 April 2021. Hours pf work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jon McKechnie, tel: 0115 74 84435 Or email jon.mckechnie@nottingham.ac.uk . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx


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