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Innovation Fellow in Chemical Engineering

Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Sunday 29 November 2020
Reference:  A3113

The Chemical Engineering Department at Lancaster University is seeking an outstanding and ambitious candidate for the post of Innovation Fellow to support R&D activities in the focus area of chemical processes for sustainable solutions, to work on the £4.9M Next Generation Chemistry Project. The NextGenChem is a co-designed programme between Lancaster University and Yordas Group and partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme offers innovation support to over 300 SMEs in the Lancashire area involved in chemicals production and usage such as in the aerospace, automotive, energy, applied healthcare and life sciences sectors using Next Generation Chemistry.

This position involves working with SMEs to evaluate R&D challenges and develop or improve a wide range of sustainable chemical processes or products. Whilst the Innovation Fellow is expected to work across a range of industrial sectors, and it is anticipated that there will be a strong focus on chemical process, energy, healthcare and life science.

You should have a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with experience to work on a range of chemical process for sustainable solutions. Having knowledge of relevant analytical characterisation would be an advantage. The successful candidate will work across several laboratories at Lancaster University and learn new skills. We would anticipate the successful candidate has previous involvement of working on industrial research projects.

Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome, in which case contact Alistair Martin,

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is for 24 months, with a possible extension to 27 months, subject to funding body approval.

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in three main league tables, we also have a TEF Gold rating for teaching and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. We're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster is also ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Complete University Guide 2020. From the facilities you need on campus, to the historic city on your doorstep, Lancaster is made for learning.

Interviews will be held week commencing 14 December 2020.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups

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