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 highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoc initially for a period of 1 year, further extendable subject to successful stage gating. The researcher will perform catalytic production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels and biofuel additives to facilitate the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the researcher to work within a vibrant multidisciplinary environment, interacting with colleagues from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computational simulations as well as interact on a regular basis with our collaborators from refinery and renewable energy companies.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 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. The successful candidate must be available to start by 1 November 2022.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related subject
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related subject
  • 3 years relevant research experience to include:
    • Recent hands on experience in gas/vapour phase reactions using fixed-bed reactors at postgraduate or postdoctoral level is required
    • 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 and how to apply please visit

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