Free open Job in Wales Technology Transfer Fellow (Tata Steel Photovoltaics Fellowship) at Swansea University

Swansea University

Salary: £28,452 to £38,183 per annum with USS benefits

Applicants are invited for the position of Fixed Term Technology Transfer Research Fellow in the College of Engineering (SPECIFIC) to work on the SPECIFIC project to transform buildings into power stations through the application of functional energy generation coatings applied to roofs and walls – a true paradigm shift. The aim is scaled production of solar thermal and PV products delivering the following by 2020:

  • A new billion pound manufacturing sector creating new business opportunities, significant new jobs and significant export potential
  • Generation of one third of the UK’s renewable energy requirement by 2020, 10.8 GW peak (the equivalent of 5 coal fired power stations) or 19 TWh
  • An annual saving of 6 million tonnes CO2

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related subject preferably with research background in photovoltaics and materials deposition techniques coupled with the ability to interpret and disseminate process data.

One of the primary industrial collaborators of this project is Tata Steel UK and the aim of this fellowship is to support the development of printable photovoltaics on steel substrates via roll to roll industrially applicable methods.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Trystan Watson t.m.watson@swansea.ac.uk 

The College of Engineering currently has an under-representation of women in academic positions. We particularly welcome applications from women for this position.

If you want to know about our commitment to gender equality or have any questions pertaining to inclusivity in the College of Engineering, please contact our Athena Swan Lead Dr Camilla Knight; c.j.knight@swansea.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 11pm on 23rd March 2017

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