Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Ab/Ad Sorption Cycles and Storage (103182-0920)



£30,942 to £49,533 per annum. See advert text for details.

£30,942 – £40,322 per annum (Research Fellow) or £41,526 – £49,533 (Senior Research Fellow) per annum.

Full-time (36.5 hours per week), fixed-term contract for up to 4 years ending no later than 30 September 2024.

This post is being advertised as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow, with 1 appointment to be made.

The Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies (STET) group has a number of funded projects in both absorption cycles for thermal storage / distribution and adsorption cycles for heat pumps and thermal transformers. Depending on the experience of applicants the post might be in either area.

The HP-FITS project is on absorption thermal storage linked to heat pump systems. The EPSRC projects ‘Sorption Heat Pump Systems’ and ‘DELTA-PHI’ are projects on ammonia-salt adsorption cycles for domestic heat pumps and industrial heat transformers respectively. Both these projects would be the responsibility of the applicant.

You will assist the Principal Investigator and project partners in the successful execution of the project. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication. You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Mechanical or Chemical Engineering). You will possess quantitative and qualitative research skills in physical experimental work as well as simulation and modelling. The ability to code in MATLAB will constitute a distinct advantage.

You will have a developing research profile in this specific area and be able to contribute to the development of funding proposals.

The level of appointment (Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow) will be determined by the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

Applications from candidates in groups under-represented in the Engineering sector are particularly welcome.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages here.