Location: Newcastle (UK)Type: postdoc position,  full-time, fixed-term basis for 12-months with the possibility of extension beyond this date

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role
We are seeking you to join our team as a researcher as part of the UK’s prominent Chemical Engineering groups headed by Professor Ian Metcalfe, FREng. Based in the School of Engineering, our group are experts in supported molten-salt membranes for gas separation, as well as advanced catalysis preparation methodologies, e.g. exsolution.
You will work in the areas of heterogenous catalysis and gas separation membranes, applied to CO2 capture and conversion. 
In this project, supported by the EPSRC UK Catalysis Hub, you will work with Dr Evangelos I. Papaioannou (Lecturer) and Dr Greg A. Mutch (RAEng Research Fellow) to develop metal/metal oxide catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation and new supported molten-salt membranes.
Your role will include catalyst synthesis, membrane preparation, characterisation and kinetic measurements, gas analysis and dissemination of results. A key deliverable of the project is to prepare novel membranes and catalysts for XAFS interrogation at Diamond Light Source with project partners. 
To fulfil all the deliverables of the project you will work closely with team members as well as external stakeholders (University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow, and Diamond Light Source).
You should therefore be enthusiastic in the discipline, committed, and motivated with an aptitude for independent working as well as working as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.We particularly welcome applications from a range of groups that are currently underrepresented in chemical engineering such as members of the LGBTQ+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

For more information about the School of Engineering, please click here.This position is available immediately on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 12-months with the possibility of extension beyond this date. We will consider applications to work flexibly wherever possible.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Dr Evangelos Papaioannou via email: evangelos.papaioannou@newcastle.ac.uk or Dr Greg A.Mutch greg.mutch@newcastle.ac.uk
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