Research Fellow

Belfast (City/Town) (GB)
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
28 Sep 2020
26 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen's University Belfast

Research Fellow                                               Ref: 20/108380

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the Lab of Professor Ranade on a 12 month fixed term contract funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project involves a new way of removing sulphur from uels. You will be involved in developing a novel, hydrodynamic cavitation based oxidative desulphurisation process. Hydrodynamic cavitation devices based on rotational flows will be used for this purpose. You will design systematic experiments of oxidative desulphurisation using these cavitation devices; first with model organic liquids such as dodecane and then with real fuels such as diesel. You will also be involved in developing computational models to simulate oxidative desulphurisation experiments. It is expected that the project will lead to a new, truly distributed way of removing sulphur from transportation fuels.

Salary scale: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum

The successful candidate must have:

  • Degree in chemical engineering or related engineering subject
  • Hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related subject
  • At least three years research experience of using hydrodynamic cavitation for advanced oxidation processes at postgraduate or postdoctoral level
  • Demonstrable experience of developing computational models of advanced oxidation processes based on hydrodynamic cavitation

Further information about the Principal Investigator can be found here:-

Closing date:                            Monday 26 October 2020

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 4 November 2020

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact: Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email: 

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