Development Scientist - University of Newcastle - United Kingdom

Salary: £24,700 - £27,900 (plus substantial training package – subject to the confirmation of funding)

Based at nano-porous solutions limited, you will help to achieve the Knowledge Transfer Partnership’s objectives to produce a ceramic positive temperature coefficient adsorption media tube for high temperature regeneration in gas separation and purification processes.

nano-porous solutions limited is an award-winning high technology filtration company and was set up in 2007 to create and commercialise innovative energy efficient filtration and separation technology. The business, which is based in the North East of England, has an extremely experienced team of product design and development engineers, led by Colin Billiet – the former Chief Executive of the Domnick Hunter Group Plc.

In October 2013, nano-porous solutions limited (n-psl) joined the Norgren Group, one of the world’s leading specialists in fluid and motion control technologies. Founded in 1925 and part of IMI Plc since 1972, Norgren has grown to become one of the largest and most respected brands in the Pneumatics and Fluid Control market.

Candidates with a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering are preferred, with experience of materials chemistry, porous materials, adsorption science and be familiar with FTIR, SEM, XRD, Matlab and Excel. Exceptional candidates with a Masters Degree will be considered.  The successful candidate will have good interpersonal and team working skills with the ability to communicate at all levels and work to tight deadlines.

The position comes with benefits including a £6,000 individual training budget and excellent management training. With the support of academic experts, company and KTP Advisers, this is an excellent opportunity which will present an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role. 

Tenable for 3 years.

Please note the position is subject to the confirmation of funding, candidates are expected to be contacted by August 2014.

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