Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Novel Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7180949 (Ref:EPSPE1094)

Posted: September 21, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in engineering, thermodynamics and/or applied physics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive universities?

You will play a leading role in modelling the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) when applied to Carbon Capture and Storage Applications, as well as evaluating their techno-economic benefits. The position will make you a key researcher within a multi-disciplinary and multi-university BEIS funded consortium, investigating the role that MCFCs can play in contributing to UK Net Zero and Energy Security objectives. You will focus on developing engineering-based Life Cycle and Techno-economic Assessments of an MCFC, drawing in data gathered from a pilot scale rig at the University of Sheffield.

Research will mainly draw on your background in engineering, thermodynamics and/or applied physics to predict how both costs and emissions are related to key systems-level parameters.

Further information on the UK BECCS-MCFC: Next generation CCUS technology for net zero 2050 project can be found in the Additional Information of the Candidate Brief. 

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

Professor Tim Cockerill, Professor of Efficient Energy Utilisation, School of Chemical and Process Engineering & School of Mechanical Engineering

Email: [email protected]


Professor Jenny Jones, Professor in Sustainable Energy, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6 to Grade 7
Salary:  £30,487 to £44,263 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (14 months, to end by 31 March 2025 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Wednesday 20 September 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 18 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1094

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.

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Employer Location:University of Leeds
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