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Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Carbon Dioxide Utilisation
Institution: Swansea University
Department: Engineering
Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Duties: You will join a multi-disciplinary research team at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) and work in cutting edge research labs at the new Swansea University Bay Campus. The project Reduced Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE) Operation is in direct response to Welsh Government targets for CO2 reduction that cannot be met with present technology. In the context of energy research, a focus will be on CO2 utilisation options combining innovative processes that have the potential to yield a significant, net reduction of CO2 emissions in volumes sufficient to make a meaningful contribution to our climate change objectives
Requirements: We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and capable high-quality researcher, from across the whole spectrum of academic grades, who will be able to hit the ground running in the lab
   
Text: AC03366 10-Mar-2019 Salary: Research Assistant: £29,515 to £33,199 per annum, together with USS pension benefits Location: Swansea The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service). Prif ddiben y swydd Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Research Assistant potion to undertake studies in the following research area: carbon dioxide utilisation. You will join a multi-disciplinary research team at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) and work in cutting edge research labs at the new Swansea University Bay Campus. The project Reduced Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE) Operation is in direct response to Welsh Government targets for CO 2 reduction that cannot be met with present technology. In the context of energy research, a focus will be on CO 2 utilisation options combining innovative processes that have the potential to yield a significant, net reduction of CO 2 emissions in volumes sufficient to make a meaningful contribution to our climate change objectives. The RICE Operation will deliver innovation leveraging on emerging expertise in the following via 1 post doc position: Electrolyser design and development for CO 2 conversion to high value-added products, which create new enterprises and can be integrated into present heavy industry infrastructure to reduce CO 2 emission using the Steel Industry as the pilot but with direct application to energy intensive industries such as cement, glass, chemicals, and electricity generation. We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and capable high-quality researcher, from across the whole spectrum of academic grades, who will be able to hit the ground running in the lab. Their tasks will cover a range of research activities from developing the laboratory experiments, model the potential impacts and design and deploy pilot equipment. Staff will be expected to engage with research active companies and organisations, both in Wales, the UK and around the world, with a view to developing world leading collaborative research projects. The RICE Operation, led by Swansea University, in collaboration with the University of South Wales is a 3 year, €9 million, strategic initiative funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The RICE Operation is designed to stimulate growth in Wales and achieve a global impact through a coordinated programme of transnational activities by combining established expertise, in algae conversion and hydrogen generation, with emerging expertise in heat-to-electricity, CO 2 capture, and chemical waste, and their conversion to high value added products, in order to create new enterprises that can be integrated into present energy intensive industries to reduce CO 2 emissions, resulting in both SMEs and new businesses for existing SMEs leading to the successful translation of research and innovation processes into new and improved commercial products, processes and services. The Energy Safety Research Institute. ESRI is housed on Swansea University’s new world class Bay Campus, and provides an exceptional environment for delivering cutting edge research across energy and energy safety related disciplines with the aim of “building the bridge to a sustainable, affordable and secure energy future.” We are seeking talented individuals with some of the following desired background and skills and experiences: CO 2 utilisation Knowledge of electrochemistry Hands-on experience in electrolysers design and construction An understanding of heterogenous catalysis This fixed term post been funded by the ERDF funded RICE project until 28/2/2021 Manylion cyswllt ymholiadau anffurfiol & Gwybodaeth Bellach Informal Enquires: Informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to Professor Andrew R Barron: a.r.barron@swansea.ac.uk Dr Enrico Andreoli: e.andreoli@swansea.ac.uk The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation. The college has an under-representation of women in the areas of research/ academia, so would particularly encourage applications from this backgrounds. Appointments will always be made on merit Available documents Job Description
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