Research Fellow in Catalysts for Hydrogen and Ammonia

University of Surrey

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Chemical & Process Engineering
Location:  Guildford

£35,308 to £37,386
per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 12 July 2023
Reference:  031623

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in catalysis for hydrogen and ammonia. The Research Fellow will be associated with a significant five-year research programme in hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, and will be working with a number of UK academic and industry partners.  We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with solid research experience in catalysis including synthesis of solid-state inorganic catalysts, characterising catalytic activities, and testing the catalyst performances. We expect the candidates would be interested in working with hydrogen and ammonia. 

The post will be based within the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (SCCE) at the University of Surrey, and will have opportunity to interact with a vibrant Sustainable Energy and Materials research team with 15 academics and more than 40 PhD and postdoc researchers. The Sustainable Energy and Materials team at the University of Surrey has a strong background in the design, synthesis, optimisation and application of advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage. The University of Surrey is fully equipped with necessary materials characterisation and catalyst testing facilities, and has a groups of more than 10 researchers currently working on catalytic conversion of chemicals for sustainable energy applications. 

The University of Surrey is ranked 13th in the UK in the recent Complete University Guide, and was awarded The University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2021. You will be well supported for your career development with comprehensive  training programme for researchers, tailor-designed mentoring schemes, and one-to-one career advice and support. 

This position is initially for 24 months, with possibility for extension, depending on the performance. 

Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or other relevant major degrees. Prior experience in catalysis is essential. Candidates should apply online, carefully answer all the application form questions, and attach a curriculum vitae (with details on education, research experiences, successes and the relevant publications to date). 

Prospective applicants can contact Dr Qiong Cai ([email protected] ) if they need any specific further information on the post.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£35,308).

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