Jobs and Opportunities

Deputy Director, CCUS Network Optimisation - Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Deadline: 04 June 2023
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is recruiting for the role of Deputy Director, CCUS Network Optimisation.

Main responsibilities for the role include:

  • You will be part of a multi-disciplinary leadership team consisting of 5 deputy directors and a director, working closely with other Directorates in the Department of Energy, Security and Net Zero, OGDs and ALBs.

  • You will be leading plans for further expansion of Track 1 by optimising the carbon capture and storage of the existing 2 clusters: HyNet and East Coast Clusters, and their associated storage companies beyond the initial plans.

  • You will develop and deliver the next stage of the process (Track 2) and confirm two additional clusters and the emitter projects to meet the government commitment of 4 clusters by 2030 at the latest.

  • You will lead work to ensure that the CCUS network is optimised across power, industry, hydrogen, greenhouse gas removals and other sectors in delivering Government’s objectives.

  • You will lead financial discussions for the CCUS programme with HMT covering Track 1, Track 1 expansion, Track 2 and the future expansion of CCUS.

  • You will lead the systems architecture team to produce a system wide view of the market place and provide the assurance that the market is both comprehensive and robust.

  • You will be expected to play an active part in the leadership of the immediate and wider team, balancing the demands of the role with the development and progression of our people. A critical measure of our success will be our ability to fully integrate all the work streams into one collective effort with a clear focus on outcomes.

  • You’ll be active in promoting a diverse environment where all colleagues feel safe to challenge, encouraging measured risk taking and innovation to deliver better approaches to deliver our work.

  • You’ll display real passion and enthusiasm for the work that we do, helping to inspire the team, colleagues and stakeholders to fully engage with the aims and long-term vision for CCUS and the net zero agenda. With the leadership team you will work to embed a culture of inclusion and equal opportunity for all, where the diversity of individuals’ backgrounds and experiences are valued and respected

Find out more and apply here.


Deadline: 07 June 2023

The SUSTAIN Future Manufacturing Research Hub’s third Early Career Researcher Call is now open! This Call is designed to provide ECR’s with an opportunity to apply for EPSRC funding as part of the SUSTAIN Hub and will be open to all ECRs based in any UK Higher Education Institution.

Research proposals should be aligned to and complimentary to the current research programme, especially (but not limited to) the following areas:

· High Temperature Reactions and Kinetics

· Computational Modelling and Big Data

· Characterisation and Monitoring

· Metallurgical Rules

The deadline for application is Wednesday 7th June 2023

For more information, full Call guidance and eligibility criteria, please visit:

Research Assistant/Associate in Chemical Engineering (Membranes)

Deadline: 07 June 2023
This position is available in one of the UK’s prominent chemical engineering research groups with Prof. Ian Metcalfe, FREng and Dr Greg A. Mutch. They are looking for an individual to work in the area of supported molten-salt membranes and their application to carbon dioxide separation and reaction engineering (e.g., Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, 13, 1766-1775 and J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 12951-12973).

The position is available for (up to) 3 years, and is open to candidates globally (the university will support visa applications etc). The application deadline is 7th June.

Find out more and apply.

Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) Summer Internship

Deadline: 18 June 2023
The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) is offering an exciting opportunity for students or recent graduates with an interest in climate issues, to work with the team for 6-8 weeks this summer.

This internship will be paid the London Living Wage and transport allowance.

You will work on a specific project to support one of ECIU’s programmes, bringing your analytical skills to bear on these important issues.

You will experience how a small team in the sector works to achieve impact, and pick up skills and knowledge for a future career in or around the sector.

Find out more and apply here.

IDRIC Funding Opportunities

Deadline: 13 September 2023
IDRIC's flexible funding and secondment funds offer the opportunity to respond to emerging and/or urgent research needs from industry partners and stakeholders, whilst bringing people together to share knowledge and expertise. IDRIC are delighted to launch calls for these two funds, as well as an impact accelerator fund to capitalise on opportunities to have impact which have emerged through existing IDRIC projects.

Find out more about the funds here.

Consultant Carbon Capture Technology

Deadline: No expiration date
Opportunity type: Job opportunity
Organisation: Global CCS Institute
Location: Melbourne, Australia; or London, UK
Application Deadline: 

Global CCS Institute invites applications for the role of Consultant Carbon Capture Technology - Australia or England

Reporting to the Senior Consultant, Carbon Capture Technologies, you will be operating on a global level. Collaborating with the Commercial team on Member and client projects you will have a particular focus on the provision of market-valued, authoritative insights and analysis.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here

Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) MOOC – Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage

Deadline: No expiration date
Opportunity type: Online course
Organisation: SCCS
Location: Online
Application deadline: Available online

Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) is launching it’s MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, on 1st November 2022 on ‘Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage’.

The five-week course, taught by leading experts at the University of Edinburgh, will explore carbon capture and storage (CCS), a set of technologies that can radically rein in CO2 emissions and help nations reach net zero by 2050.

The course, which has seen nearly 25,000 participants from across the world sign up for previous runs, begins on 1 November and places CCS in the context of climate change, global energy and economics, the use of fossil fuels and global climate policy. The world’s first such course to cover CCS and climate change, it has been developed for those with no prior knowledge and this year, for the first time, the course will also be available in Mandarin.

Watch the introductory video and register

Course participants will learn about:

  • how to protect the atmosphere, with CCS technology, from an excess of CO2;

  • the uniqueness of CCS to complement other low-carbon technologies;

  • the potential to make fossil fuels “safe to use” in the context of the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015;

  • key sectors of the global economy, where CCS can contribute to deep reductions in emissions;

  • how CCS can unlock carbon negative solutions, which will need to be used before mid-century;

  • the scientific principles of climate mitigation technologies;

  • the key elements of geology for permanently, and safely, disposing of CO2 underground;

  • the international state-of-play and scale of the industry in the 21st century.

What is a MOOC? The University of Edinburgh has a range of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are freely accessible and open-licensed short courses delivered online. On completion, there is the option to gain a Verified Certificate.

Funding opportunity: UKRI cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme

Deadline: No expiration date
*This is a pre-announcement and the information may change. More information will be available on this page in March 2023.

Apply for funding for interdisciplinary ideas that transcend, combine or significantly span disciplines.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI research council funding.

This pilot scheme will support breakthrough or disruptive interdisciplinary ideas not routinely funded through existing UKRI responsive mode schemes.

Awards will be potentially transformative for the participating disciplines or lead to the creation of new disciplines.

The full economic cost of your project can be between £200,000 to £1.2 million. UKRI will fund 80% of the full economic cost. We expect to make around 36 awards.

Funding is available for up to 2 years.

Find out more here.

PhD Studentship: Control and operation of advanced modular chemical looping process

Deadline: No expiration date
The Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester are offering a PhD Project (UK Students Only).

Chemical looping reforming in packed bed reactors is among the most promising technologies in the area of syngas and hydrogen production. The University of Manchester is currently building a pilot-scale process to operate the gas-solid reaction close to industrial operations. The plant will be fully integrated with sensors, data recording, inline instrumentation that could provide an incredible amount of data to fully demonstrate the feasibility of the technology towards commercial application.

The main objective of this PhD project is to develop a smart platform towards the digitalisation of chemical looping reforming to optimise the performance of the process.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here