Research Fellow in Novel Textile Dyeing Processes
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7104623 (Ref #: AHCDE1184)
- Posting Date: Jul 6, 2022
Do you have an interest in Sustainability and the Environment, and would like to make an impact on Textile Dyeing and Fibre Recycling? Would you like to be part of a new high profile collaboration between the University of Leeds and a major high street retailer?
With funding from the John Lewis Partnership, under their Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challenge Initiative, we wish to appoint a Research Fellow in the newly formed Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour alongside an equivalent position in the School of Chemistry, working on novel textile dyeing and regeneration processes. You will work closely together as part of a long-standing collaboration between Prof. Richard Blackburn and Prof. Chris Rayner to further develop and scale-up a potentially revolutionary new textile dyeing and regeneration process that facilitates a circular economy approach for the use of very common fabrics such as polyester. You will have experience in the development and scale-up of synthetic organic chemistry, including continuous processing techniques, extensive experience in chemical analysis (e.g. multidimensional NMR techniques involving gases), the use of CO2 and high pressure reaction equipment and associated physicochemical studies. For this highly collaborative project, you should also have experience working with external organisations (e.g. industry or retailers) and as a team. You should also have a genuine interest in the development of sustainable chemical processes, as evidenced from your previous role(s).
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Richard Blackburn, Professor of Sustainable Materials, email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Design|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Fixed-term for 9 months from 1 September 2022)|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 05 July 2022|
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 19 July 2022|
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