Research Fellow in Uranium Extraction Knowledge Capture

University of Leeds

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Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking to tackle one of the UK’s biggest challenges? Do you have an interest in nuclear fuel and waste management? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE), on knowledge capture and translation of uranium extraction work carried out under Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Programme on recycling (run through BEIS).

During the programme, a series of experiments on extraction of uranium were carried out. Further analysis is required of this data to translate the results into engineering scale up correlations. Modelling work using CFD and other techniques is underway that will need this data for validation. The end point of the task will be a database of results linked to a process model.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Bruce Hanson , Professor of Nuclear Process Engineering 

Tel: 0113 343 0475 or email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade 7

£36,333 to £43,155
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,474 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 months due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 March 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 March 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1084
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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