Research Fellow

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
26 Jun 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A vacancy exists for a 1-year industrial postdoctoral research position tenable at the University of Aberdeen. A world-leading manufacturer of chemical specialties and construction products supports the project.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic, world leading multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists whose objective is the capture of carbon dioxide and its conversion into useful products. You will be based on Aberdeen but the work will involve travel to liaise with industrial sponsor.

All candidates wishing to apply for this position should ideally have knowledge of materials chemistry and process engineering, including laboratory-based characterisation techniques and standards. You should be of inquiring mind, not afraid of accepting challenges, a hard worker and team player, and interested in the environment.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent. Experience in the development and design of industrial processes and systems will be taken into consideration.  Applicants are encouraged to provide a short statement about what they expect to bring to the project.

Salary will be paid at the rate of £32,548 per annum on the Grade 6 salary scale. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant level for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD, Grade 5.

As this post is funded by Omya International AG, it will be available for a period of 12 months.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.  and a 12 month probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 July 2018

Please quote reference number ENG111R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.