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Research Fellow in BioResource Systems

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in resource efficiency systems with an interest in transforming current organic waste management in developing countries? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class environmental engineering team?  Do you want to develop new approaches to organic waste management which will change the lives of millions of people? 

As part of the £1.7m project “Bioenergy, Fertiliser and Clean Water From Invasive Aquatic Macrophytes (BEFWAM)”, which is funded by BBSRC UKRI, you will develop new knowledge about the valorisation of invasive macrophytes such as water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) to maximise the production of biogas, clean water and recovery of nutrients in low-income communities.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Engineering or with equivalent field-research experience, you will join a multidisciplinary research team to develop new knowledge about wet biomass processing using dark fermentation, anaerobic digestion and innovative biological processes.  Your role will involve extensive lab work and travel in Africa and South Asia, which is likely to involve up to four periods out of the UK in each year, each for between one to two weeks 

The post will be jointly supervised between Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Dr Louise Fletcher (Civil Engineering) and Dr Andrew Ross (Chemical and Process Engineering).

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

 Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Associate Director of water@leeds, School of Civil Engineering 

Tel: +44 (0)113 3431580 or email: 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to two years, available from 1 August 2019, to end by 31 June 2021 (Grant funding))
Release Date:  Friday 21 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 06 August 2019
Reference:  ENGCV1103
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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