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Reader/Professor in Hydrogen/ Tritium Science and Technology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016660

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/06/2021

Salary: Professorial Scale

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: -

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Permanent

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Manchester seeks an enthusiastic, high quality candidate for a Reader/Chair position in Tritium Science & Technology, one of six appointments to be made through a new collaboration between the University and UKAEA.

The successful candidate will establish and lead a group of three academics in the broad area of behaviour, processing and applications in energy technologies of gases, particularly hydrogen and its isotopes. Research relevant to nuclear fusion technology will be a major, but not exclusive, focus of the group. There are particular interests in Isotope Separation; Tritium Production and Processing, and Hydrogen in Materials, but these are not exclusive and other relevant areas of expertise are also of interest. The work of this Tritium Science & Technology group will complement that of another group being established in Digital Engineering for Nuclear Fusion.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Applicants must have a BEng or BSc (Hons) or equivalent, and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Further criteria for the position and the details of the application process are provided in the further particulars of the post.

The Faculty’s Departments all hold Silver or Bronze SWAN awards. Both the University and Faculty value equality and diversity and promote an inclusive workplace culture for staff irrespective of their gender identity, ethnicity or cultural background and seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of the community.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Francis Livens


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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