Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in colloids and polymer science?
Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?
As part of a strategic collaboration between the University of Leeds and KAIST, South Korea, an ESPRC funded Research Fellow position is available in the area of decontamination of soils and groundwater systems.
Your role will involve predominately experimental laboratory work related to the study of clays and their interactions with simulant ions and also synthesizing and characterizing new intercalating polymers to increase ion mobility and decontaminate clays.
The decontamination route will focus on electrokinetic separation using in-house built electrokinetic cells.
You will have the opportunity to work with our KAIST collaborators who are leading the development of novel membrane technologies to recover mobile ions from the aqueous environments.
You will have a PhD (or expected to receive shortly) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline, with experience in materials characterization and analytical characterization techniques such as XRD, FTIR spectroscopy, XPS and Electron Microscope imaging.
You will also have experience in synthesising polymers and surfactants, and in developing computational models to validate experimental results.