Job offer in england Research Associate at University of Bath

University of Bath – Chemical Engineering

Interview Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017

This 3-year position is provided by the University of Bath as an EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘Advanced Manufacturing for Sustainable Biodegradable Microbeads, BIOBEADS’.

In BIOBEADS we propose to develop, in combination, new manufacturing routes to new products. Manufacturing will be based on membrane emulsification, a low-energy process that can be readily scaled up, or down, and the products will be biodegradable microbeads, microscapsules and microsponges, which share the performance characteristics of existing plastic microsphere products, but which will leave no lasting environmental trace. The project builds on our joint expertise in membrane emulsification for continuous production of tunable droplet sizes, dissolution of cellulose and chitin in green solvents and in characterization of nanoscale and microscale structures to study all aspects of particle formation from precursors, through formation processes, to degradation routes. The BIOBEADS research team will work with industrial partners, including very large manufacturers of personal care products, to ensure that the research conducted can be taken up and used, so having a real, positive impact on the manufacturing of new, more sustainble products.

Specifically, this position, based in the Deparement of Chemcial Engineering, is for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on the production of microbeads, microcapsules and microsponges via membrane emulsification. The incumbent will be part of a project team of 2 PDRAs, 1 RA and 1 PhD student (although part of much larger research groups led by Professor Davide Mattia, Dr Janet Scott, and Professor Karen Edler) and will work with researchers from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, as well as the industrial partners.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Davide Mattia,, +44(0)1225-383961,

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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