Research Associate in Molecular Dynamics for Carbon Capture

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh to work in collaboration with three other research associates on a project funded by EPSRC (EP/N024672/1) to develop a compact CO2 capture process to combat industrial emissions. The project will involve the development of a microwave assisted CO2 capture process using solvents. The PDRA will contribute to this project by studying molecular dynamics simulations of the interaction of microwaves with amine solutions. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues working on the development of a new experimental rig and process models.

Candidates must have, or be about to obtain, a PhD degree in a mathematics, physical science, or engineering discipline. The candidate must also have demonstrable analytical writing experience and a good publication record. The ability to work independently as well as within diverse project teams will be essential. Research experience with molecular simulation and modelling methods, especially molecular dynamics, will be an advantage.

Informal Enquiries to: Dr Martin Sweatman or tel: +44 (0)131 651 3573.

You will join an internationally leading research team in the field of carbon capture, and work closely with groups at The University of Edinburgh, the University of Newcastle and the University of Hull. The opportunity to undertake travel to collaborating institutes and for conference presentations will be available.

This post is full time and fixed term for 24 months. The post is available from October 2016.

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: Thursday 20th October 2016 at 5pm (GMT).

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