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KTP Associate - Corrosion Specialist

Do you have a strong background in corrosion science at PhD level? Are you a multi-talented candidate familiar with corrosion mechanisms, electrochemical measurements and surface analysis? 

Are you enthused by using your knowledge of corrosion science to address a challenging problem in a commercial setting?  If so, would you like to develop novel corrosion inhibitors for the emerging geothermal energy market and thereby take a significant step on your career path?

Then the University of Leeds has an excellent opportunity for you to ‘fast track’ your career in industry by leading a strategically important project to a successful conclusion. Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you will be working in partnership with Roemex Ltd and the Institute of Functional Surfaces (IFS) in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. IFS has an excellent global reputation in the corrosion research field across many industrial sectors.

Roemex Limited, based in Porthlethen (near Aberdeen), manufactures and distributes Speciality Chemicals used by the global Oil & Gas industry during exploration and production. These products are used to increase the volume, consistency and quality of oil production, and have been developed by Roemex following the company philosophy of successfully finding solutions to problems faced by the industry through the application of novel technology and chemistry. Roemex now wishes to further develop their knowledge and abilities in order to find novel solutions to corrosion problems occurring in the emerging geothermal energy market.

You will primarily be working in Roemex’s R&D centre in Aberdeen as part of a dynamic team of chemists and engineers to develop novel corrosion testing methods, investigating and understanding the corrosion mechanisms occurring in the geothermal market sector and using this knowledge to develop novel corrosion inhibition chemistries tailored specifically for geothermal energy environments.

Roemex’s dedicated R&D centre provides a unique environment to undertake extensive chemical research, testing and development across three high specification laboratories and will afford you access to excellent facilities throughout the duration of your project. These will be supplemented when necessary during the project by utilising the "state of the art" facilities available in Leeds.

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

Dr Richard Barker, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2206 


Peter Wilkie, General Manager at Roemex

Tel: +44 (0)1224 783444


Please note that interviews for this role may be conducted virtually, more information will follow about this process should you be successful in gaining an interview.

Location:  University of Leeds Role - Working off campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Section:  Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  £27,000 to £33,000 p.a.
plus personal development allowance of £6,000
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months)
Release Date:  Tuesday 08 September 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 October 2020
Reference:  CSRIS1156
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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