Research Fellow in Novel Textile Dyeing Processes
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7104551 (Ref #: EPSCH1065)
- Posting Date: Jul 4, 2022
Do you have an interest in Sustainability and the Environment, and would like to make an impact on Textile Dyeing and Recycling? Would you like to be part of a new high-profile collaboration between the University of Leeds and a major high street retailer?
With funding from the John Lewis Partnership, under their Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challenge Initiative, we wish to appoint a Research Fellow in Chemistry alongside an equivalent position in the School of Design, working on novel textile dyeing and regeneration processes. You will work closely together as part of a long standing collaboration between Prof. Chris Rayner and Prof. Richard Blackburn to further develop and scale-up a potentially revolutionary new textile dyeing and regeneration process that facilitates a circular economy approach for the use of very common fabrics such as polyester.
You will have experience in the development and scale-up of synthetic organic chemistry, including continuous processing techniques, extensive experience in chemical analysis (e.g. multidimensional NMR techniques involving gases), the use of CO2 and high pressure reaction equipment and associated physicochemical studies. For this highly collaborative project, you will have experience of working with external organisations (e.g. industry or retailers) and as part of a team. You will also have a genuine interest in the development of sustainable chemical processes, as evidenced from your previous role(s).
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Christopher Rayner, Professor of Organic Chemistry,
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6579 or email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Chemistry|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (9 months, available from 01 September 2022)|
|Release Date:||Friday 01 July 2022|
|Closing Date:||Sunday 17 July 2022|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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