Research Fellow in Control System Design: Coupling sensors to flow systems

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7067069 (Ref:EPSCH1019)

Posted: June 19, 2020

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in control system engineering and sensing/flow technology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities? Do you want to be part of an EU funded international innovation programme?

You will form a critical part of the Leeds team which is leading this ambitious and exciting international project. You will couple a well-developed sensing platform to a flow nanoparticle production system also developed in this project by a fellow research worker. In addition, you will adapt a unique flow corrosion cell system to characterise the stability of nanomaterial derived coatings used for protection and also medical implants. This is an innovation project and during the project lifetime the developed technology will be transferred to several companies who are partners in the project. You must be a team worker who will fully integrate with both the Leeds group and the other 18 partners. You will be expected to work closely with all project participants, especially the industrial companies. You will need to travel and spend some time in respective project partner's laboratories.

You will have a PhD in flow system technology or a closely allied discipline, a strong background in electrodic electrochemical systems and experience in  experimental equipment design including the integration of measurement equipment and computer controls on to equipment.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Andrew Nelson on Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6409 or via email: A.L.Nelson@leeds.ac.uk 

Professor Nik Kapur on Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2152 or via email: N.Kapur@leeds.ac.uk 

Further information 

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemistry
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 18 June 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 July 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSCH1019


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