2 Research Fellow positions available for 15 months within EBRI (closing date 8th of May)

Postion 1: 

The Aston University Bioenergy Research Group within the European Bioenergy Research Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow for an EPSRC funded project to work on several related topics, notably a techno-economic model for liquid biofuels, a technical and economic review of aviation fuel processes, and a review of the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub project capabilities and capacity building.  The postholder will develop a review on liquid biofuels by thermal processing mainly including construction of a techno-economic model, and including particularly aviation fuel processes, and a review of the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub project capabilities and capacity building.

The successful applicant will join an established team within the Aston University Bioenergy Research Group located in the European Bioenergy Research Institute and will carry out research in pyrolysis of biomass and upgrading the liquid products. Training opportunities will be provided to acquire appropriate and experimental and numerical research skills.

Candidates will have knowledge of integrated processes for biofuels; technical and economic assessment of biofuel production systems and complementary skills including capability mapping and experience of presenting and reporting research results.

A first degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (or close to being awarded a PhD) are required for the role.

For further information about this position, please contact Profssor Tony Bridgwater on +44 (0)121 204 3381, (a.v.bridgwater@aston.ac.uk)

We would particularly like to encourage applications from women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charterhttp://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment.  Please contact us if you would like more information on any aspect of working at Aston University.

 

Position 2:

The Aston University Bioenergy Research Group within the European Bioenergy Research Instituteis seeking to appoint a Research Fellow for a Norwegian Research Council funded project for 15 months in collaboration with PFI in Trondheim, Norway to work on upgrading fast pyrolysis bio-oil through blending and other methods and oversee engine tests.  The postholder will be involved in applied pyrolysis research and development on fluid bed fast pyrolysis reactors up to7kg/h to produce bio-oil which will be modified to produce a marine fuel oil for marine applications with an involvement in characterizing the products and testing them in engines.

The successful applicant will join an established team within the Aston University Bioenergy Research Group located in the European Bioenergy Research Institute and will carry out research in pyrolysis of biomass and upgrading the liquid products. Training opportunities will be provided to acquire appropriate and experimental and numerical research skills.

Candidates will have experience of laboratory experimentation at applied scale, an understanding of thermal biomass processing, especially fast pyrolysis and experience of presenting and reporting research results.

A first degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (or close to being awarded a PhD) are required for the role.

For further information about this position, please contact Prof Tony Bridgwater on +44 (0)121 204 3381, (a.v.bridgwater@aston.ac.uk)

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charterhttp://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment.  Please contact us if you would like more information on any aspect of working at Aston University.

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