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KTP Associate – Chemical/Mechanical/Textile Engineer

Are you keen to pursue a career in industry? Do you have a background in Mechanical, Chemical or Textile Engineering? Do you want to further your career in a project with one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We have an opportunity for a graduate with an MSc or MEng in Mechanical, Chemical or Textile Engineering, to ‘fast track’ their career into business by leading a high profile and strategically important project to a successful conclusion.

Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you will be working in partnership with Environmental Technologies Group Ltd and the University’s Institute of Thermofluids, School of Mechanical Engineering and the Textile Technology Research Group, School of Design. You should be looking for a career which allows you to utilise your academic achievements in an industry setting.

Based on an experimental analysis of the liquid filtration process, filter structure and fluid flow behaviour, your objective is to develop market leading by-pass filtration systems capable of addressing challenging performance requirements. You will undertake experimental work at the company and University, developing testing and characterisation methods, data analysis and numerical modelling. You will also make a significant contribution to the development of the company’s technical marketing activities, working closely with the Managing Director to help the company achieve its five year strategic growth plans. You will help to develop fundamental scientific understanding of the operation and failure modes of a filter cartridge, optimise the performance of the existing product and produce an innovative, market leading filter element and filtration system with validated performance.

You will be based at the company premises in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, but will be employed by the University of Leeds for the duration of the project, a fixed period of 20 months. Members of the Textile Technology Research Group, School of Design and the Institute of Thermofluids, School of Mechanical Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project.

If there is sufficient justification, an opportunity may exist to register for a higher degree at the University of Leeds to carry out further studies related to the KTP work which would involve working in your own time. You will also be required to attend residential KTP training as well as various appropriate management, personal development and training courses for which time is allocated and funding provided, with a package worth approximately £4,450.

The successful candidate will need to be in post (or awaiting a VISA) by the end of February 2018.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Nik Kapur, Professor of Applied Fluid Mechanics
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2152

Professor Stephen Russell,
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3705


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Corporate Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Section:  Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Off grading structure
£competitive plus training allowance of £4,450
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (20 months - external funding)
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 December 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 03 January 2018
Reference:  CSRIS1071
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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