Research Associate opportunity at the UK Catalysis Hub
are seeking an exceptionally motivated and qualified catalysis
scientist for a Research Associate position in catalytic science, as
part of the EPSRC UK Catalysis Hub at Harwell in Oxfordshire. The
successful applicant will need to have experience in heterogeneous
catalysis preparation, screening and characterisation including the use
of in-situ or operando techniques and synchrotron radiation (E.g. XAFS
and XRD), and will contribute to the development of multidisciplinary
research across the five inter-related themes of the UK Catalysis Hub:
Catalyst Design - (led by Professor Richard Catlow, University College London)
Environmental Catalysis - (led by Professor Graham Hutchings, Cardiff University)
Catalysis for Energy- (led by Professor Christopher Hardacre, University of Manchester)
Catalysis for Chemical Transformations - (led by Professor Matthew Davidson, University of Bath)
Biocatalysis and Biotransformations – (led by Professor Nick Turner University of Manchester)
The Research Associate will be expected to play a major role in the
research conducted by the Hub and will have the opportunity to
contribute to a number of projects during their tenure. The appointee
will develop and apply detailed characterisation of the synthesised
materials including the development and application of synchrotron
This appointment is funded by the EPSRC for one year, in the first instance.
The appointee will have a PhD degree or equivalent in Chemistry,
Chemical Engineering or other Physical Sciences, and an extensive
background and track record in catalysis including the synthesis of
catalyst materials, their analysis and catalytic testing methods.
Previous experience in synchrotron techniques and analysis of acquired
data will be essential for the role.
Please note, the appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been
awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at
Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £26,829 - £28,452 per annum) with
payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of
the PhD thesis.
If you wish to apply for this unique opportunity or would like more information, please contact Josie Goodall (email@example.com).