Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Plasma Catalysis at University of Liverpool

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on an exciting plasma catalysis project. You will join the team of Professor Xin Tu in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool. The project will focus on plasma processing of catalytic materials. Your role will include design, synthesis, testing and characterisation of advanced catalytic materials, product and mechanism analysis and dissemination of results. You should have a PhD degree (or near completion) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science or a closely related subject. Research experience and excellent knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis or plasma catalysis is essential. To fulfil all the deliverables of the project you will work closely with team members as well as external collaborators. You should therefore be enthusiastic in the discipline, committed, and motivated with an aptitude for independent working as well as working as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team. To be considered for this post, you should include a cover letter that clearly highlights your skills, how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification attached and what your career motivation is. The position is available until 31st October 2024. 

The School of Electrical Engineering Electronics and Computer Science is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and is committed to encouraging, developing and supporting individuals in their research and academic careers. A dynamic, diverse and inclusive working environment must be an integral part of our society, giving everyone the opportunity to participate and to benefit. Thus, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. This post is a full-time position but we recognise that many individuals value flexibility in their work/life balance and we will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible (a minimum of 0.5 FTE). As part of our commitments to increase diversity and inclusivity within our school, we particularly welcome applications from women, people who identify as an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and people from LGBTQ+ communities, as they are currently under-represented in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. 

Closing date 8th February 2024

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