18th Month RA position at Aston University

Research Associate at The Tyndall Centre

Aston University – School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Closing date : 15/06/2016
Reference : E&PS-08190
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Division : 
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : 18 months
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Salary : £30,738 to £33,574 per annum depending on experience
Hours per week : Full time


Applications are invited for the above position, which is tenable for 18 months from 1st July 2016 and will be based at the Tyndall Centre for climate change research at Aston University. The Tyndall Centre conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of energy, decarbonisation and climate change mitigation.

The post is associated with the REAL TIME CONTROL OF GASIFIERS project, which is part of a large consortium, funded by the EPSRC aiming to explore challenges biomass gasification, tar and feedstock variability. You will be based in the Manchester Institution in this project (led by Glasgow), but be connected to a team of researchers active across four partner institutions. They will be situated within an interdisciplinary team of climate and energy researchers within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, at Aston University.

REAL TIME CONTROL OF GASIFIERS is one of the projects funded by the EPSRC under the SuperGen Bioenergy Hub 2nd Challenge call. This project joins together with Universities of Glasgow, Aston and Aberystwyth to address challenges associated with biomass gasification deployment. This post will have an emphasis on physical science and engineering but you will be expected to have an interdisciplinary outlook, as well as being an excellent communicator, as data is required from project partners and beyond.

This post will provide the researcher with a direct link to the wider Tyndall Centre Community, the various Tyndall projects, and allow the researcher to be part of a supportive vibrant team within Aston University.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; the School’s website documenting activity in this area can be found at:


The School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering  is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Paul Gilbert

Email:  P.J.Gilbert@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

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