Research Fellow in Molten Salt Corrosion in Low Carbon Energy Systems
University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Molten Salt Corrosion in Low Carbon Energy Systems

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next exciting challenge? Do you have a background in materials science and corrosion? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities? 

This post is for an EPSRC funded research project in collaboration with an international industrial partner, Sulzer Ltd.  Sulzer Ltd is a global leader in flow equipment; particularly high-performance pumps used renewable and low carbon energy generation systems that uses molten salts as heat transfer and storage medium; concentrated solar power systems and molten salt reactors.  This project will provide the research fellow an exciting opportunity to lead an exciting research project with potential for generating significant outputs and industrial impact and supported by an exciting research team and industrial partners.  

You will hold a PhD degree (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in material science or corrosion science/engineering or a closely allied discipline.  You will also have significant experience in high temperature corrosion research preferably related to chemically aggressive environments.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

, Lecturer in Corrosion Science and Engineering 

Tel: +44 (0) 1133437635 or email:  

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Mechanical Engineering
Section: Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £37,474 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months due to grant funding)
Release Date: Tuesday 03 January 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 02 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSME1124
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