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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum

The role is to start in March 2022 for an expected duration of 7 months.

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Wednesday 16 March 2022

Closing date Sunday 03 April 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9111R

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We have an exciting opportunity for those with a background in bioelectrochemical systems.

In GREENER we propose the development of innovative, efficient and low-cost hybrid solutions that integrate bioremediation technologies with bio-electrochemical systems (BES). The synergetic effect of different bioremediation strategies for effective removal of pollutants from water and soil/sediments will be demonstrated, along with the generation of bioelectricity.

About the role:

The Research Associate will be involved in testing the ability of soil microbial fuel cells in removing pesticides and hydrocarbons in soils. The technology will be tested both individually and in combination with other bioremediation strategies, such as phytoremediation, biostimulation and bioaugmentation. Polluted soil will be provided by our partners in Ireland and Spain and mathematical modelling performed by our collaborator from Italy will assist on data interpretation.

About you:

We require an individual with expertise in bioelectrochemistry, material science, engineering and closely related fields. You will also have:

  • a PhD degree in in chemical engineering, material science, chemistry, biotechnology or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification
  • the ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet required deadlines
  • excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • self-motivation and the ability work within a team

More information:

For informal enquires please contact Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo E; T; 01225 38 5574

The role is to start ASAP for an expected duration of 7 months.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.