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Research Associates in Sustainable Chemical Engineering (CSEF project - 4 posts)
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: E&PS-04742

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/07/2014

Salary: £29,837 to £36,661 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemical Engineering

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months

School / Directorate: School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint four Postdoctoral Research Associates funded through the Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains (CSEF).

CSEF is funded over five years by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC and ESRC) and it involves the universities of Brunel, Birmingham and Manchester, working in collaboration with over 30 industrial and other partners. The Centre’s overall aim is to carry out research into the reduction of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, resource use and related environmental impacts in whole food supply chains.

The role will involve sustainability assessment of whole food supply chains with the focus on energy consumption, aiming to identify sustainable energy solutions in the food sector.

You will work under the leadership of Professor Adisa Azapagic and will be based in the Sustainable Industrial Systems (SIS) research group within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. For more information on SIS and CSEF, visit   

You will have an excellent first degree and a PhD in engineering or science and demonstrable expertise in life cycle sustainability assessment in the energy and/or food sectors. You will be an independent and highly-motivated researcher able to work with minimal supervision. Experience of working in large consortia-based research projects as well as industrial experience would be a distinct advantage.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Adisa Azapagic:


Telephone: 0161 306 4363

The School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2012 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

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