Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast

The School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

The consortium, funded by the Leverhulme trust, aims to design new catalysts and chemical processes for direct capture and conversion of CO2 and biomass derived feedstocks to liquid transportation fuels to facilitate decarbonisation and accelerate our ambition to Net zero emissions targets. This is an opportunity to work within a vibrant multidisciplinary catalysis lab and liaise with colleagues from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Computational Simulations as well as interact on a regular basis with our collaborators from refinery and renewable energy companies.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you:

  • Have obtained or are about to obtain a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Specific relevant research experience to include:
    • Hands on experience in gas/vapour phase reactions using fixed-bed reactors at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.
    • Ability to design, construct and refine the experimental rig using pumps, mass flow controllers and back-pressure regulators.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the ‘Candidate Information’ link below.

This is a fixed term post for 10 months. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding. 

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