Research Fellow in Automated Flow Chemistry
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7080807 (Ref #: EPSPE1039)
- Posting Date: Jul 5, 2021
Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Are you looking to apply your skills in reaction engineering to the development of new approaches for manufacturing agrochemical products? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
We are seeking a Research Fellow in Automated Flow Chemistry to join a major 3-year EPSRC-funded programme FLEXICHEM: Flexible Digital Chemical Manufacturing Through Structure/Reactivity Relationships.
The overarching project aims to develop an Industry 4.0 approach revolutionising the transfer from laboratory. We will create an artificially intelligent system which will self-optimise chemical manufacturing to flexibly adapt to variation in external factors (e.g. supply chain issues, cost, and environment) by utilising chemical molecular property maps to suggest alternative suitable reagents, catalyst, solvents. A key novelty is the platforms will automatically perform experiments in a closed-loop with automated analysis and algorithm generated experiments.
The position will be based at the Institute of Process Research and Development at Leeds. You will interact with partners at Syngenta and Britest to develop automated reactor platforms for screening discrete variables (e.g. catalysts) in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bristol (led by Dr Natalie Fey) and colleagues in the Business School (led by Dr Richard Hodgett) in the integration of machine learning algorithms.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Richard Bourne, Associate Professor in Reaction Engineering
Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Chemical & Process Engineering|
|Salary:||£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.|
|Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £36,914 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (3 years)|
|Release Date:||Friday 02 July 2021|
|Closing Date:||Sunday 15 August 2021|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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