Research Fellow in Production of Advanced Biofuels

University of Leeds School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Research Fellow in Production of Advanced Biofuels

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a research background in biofuels production and utilisation, process engineering and fuel analysis and wish to contribute to the development of novel advanced biofuels production? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

This is a unique opportunity to join the exciting UK/Ireland collaborative project SusLABB (Tailored Production and Utilisation of Sustainable Low Cost Lignocellulosic Advanced Biofuel Blends as Diesel and Petrol Substitutes: SusLABB), jointly funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

This project brings together a team of expert researchers in process engineering, bioenergy, combustion science, fuel blending and engine testing within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

The appointed researcher will contribute to the evaluation and optimisation of potential biofuel blends for replacing fossil fuels within the transport sector. The overall project aim is to develop methodologies for a novel, fully tailored, biofuel blend production process which optimises blends and their production design parameters on the basis of a range of targets relevant to their production and utilisation. The appointed researcher will specifically focus on, i) the production of novel fuel components (ii) evaluation of supply chain considerations and integration options, (iii) experimental screening of different conversion approaches, (iv) development of microflow reactors with online analysis and (v) process optimisation and design.

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

, School of Chemical and Process Engineering


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/ Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £36,914 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 24 months (grant funding))
Release Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021
Closing Date: Sunday 11 April 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSPE1030