Jobs and Opportunities

The Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition: express your interest before 7th June 2021

Opportunity type: Funding Opportunity
Organisation: KTN
Location:  –
Application Deadline: 7th June 2021
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Following the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published last autumn, the government has announced a £166.5m funding package to develop technologies in carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen, whilst also helping find solutions to decarbonise the UK’s polluting sectors.

As part of this funding, the Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition has up to £60m available to support the development of low carbon hydrogen in the UK and to identify and scale-up more efficient solutions. This will take the UK one step closer to using low carbon hydrogen in key industries across the UK – from powering transport such as trains and ships, to factories and the heating systems in our homes.

The competition will be divided into two streams. The briefing event will be held on 8th June 2021 and will provide all the information you need to apply for this funding. Register your interest before 7th June 2021 by noon.

To get all the information you need and register your interest, click here.

COP26 Images of Innovation exhibition call

Opportunity type: Images of Innovation exhibition call
Organisation: COP26 Universities Network
Location:  Strathclyde, UK
Application Deadline: 31st May 2021
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COP26 Universities Network: call for Innovation Showcase idea

  • The Innovation Showcase Subgroup of the COP26 Universities Network is organising an Images of Innovation exhibition to showcase the innovative ways in which research is being applied to tackle climate change and build a more sustainable world. The exhibition will include images from across the UK HE sector, with a focus on how the innovations developed by UK universities and research institutes are supporting our journey to a better future.
  • Additionally, this will provide the opportunity to gather a wealth of information on climate and sustainability research and innovation across the UK. This will be used as a basis to curate ideas around broad themes/categories, which will be focal points for other Innovation Showcase ideas, such as podcasts, a website, panel sessions and innovation and technology exhibitions.
  • Entries can be submitted using the online form, COP26: Universities Network (strath.ac.uk)

Research Assistant/Associate in Chemical Engineering

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Newcastle University
Location:  Newcastle, UK
Application Deadline: 9th June 2021
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Job description:

The Role

Newcastle University is seeking a researcher as part of the UK’s prominent Chemical Engineering groups headed by Professor Ian Metcalfe, FREng.

Based in the School of Engineering, the 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.

Newcastle University 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 Newcastle University 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. Applications will be considered 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

PhD – Geochemical modelling of CO2 transport and sequestration in spent in-situ combustion oilfields

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project (links through to the  School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Research vacancies and studentships page)

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

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PhD – Predicting CO2 permeation through shale rocks

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available

PhD – The influence of subsurface microbiology on geoenergy systems

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Exeter
Application Deadline: –
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Supervisors: Dr Laura Newsome, Dr Rich Crane

Contact details:

Dr Laura Newsome

Camborne School of Mines
Penryn Campus
Cornwall
TR10 9FE

Email: L.Newsome@exeter.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1326 370400

How to Apply : Exeter online application portal

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