Research Fellow in Plasma-Catalysis Control of Dioxins
University of Leeds School of Chemical and Process Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Plasma-Catalysis Control of Dioxins

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in advanced analytical skills for the determination of organic micropollutants coupled with experimental engineering techniques in high temperature waste processing. Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

This EPSRC funded project involves the development and operation of a non-thermal plasma-catalyst reactor to investigate the control of dioxins and furans from flue gases simulating the conditions of a municipal solid waste incinerator. The majority of the work involves the detailed chemical analysis of dioxins and furans using (i) advanced solvent extraction, (ii) liquid chromatography fractionation and (iii) triple quadrupole GC-MS-MS.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, chemical engineering or related area, you will have a strong background in catalyst development and catalyst characterisation techniques.

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

Professor Paul Williams

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2504 or email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £36,914 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years (grant funding))
Release Date: Monday 07 June 2021
Closing Date: Monday 28 June 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSPE1035


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