Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Salary: £25,759 - £28,972

A Research Assistant is sought to join the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering to participate in an exciting EPSRC funded project “Laser-induced nucleation for crystallisation of high-value materials in continuous manufacturing processes”. The project aims to improve on current methods for crystallisation in continuous flow by using short, intense pulses of laser light to induce nucleation at specific points and times along a continuous crystallisation device. The project will work in close collaboration with a research centre for Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation (CMAC), involving seven UK universities, three top-tier global-scale manufacturers (GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Novartis) and another 28 industrial partners. CMAC aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing processes, systems and plants for the production of pharmaceuticals and fine-chemicals to higher levels of quality, with lower costs, more quickly, and in a more sustainable manner. This collaboration will ensure that industry have fast and direct access to the outcomes of our research programme.

The Research Assistant will be involved in the development of novel continuous crystallisation devices for laser-induced nucleation and novel experimental methods to quantify nucleation rates under continuous flow conditions. You will also collaborate with academic and industrial partners within CMAC and associated partners. You will write periodic reports, ensure that milestones are achieved, and you will present your work at relevant technical meetings. You will also engage in discussions and plan research activities.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in Chemical Engineering or relevant physical/engineering sciences, or you will have relevant experience in addition to a relevant Degree. You will have experience of experimental based research in crystallisation or closely related areas. You will have an ability to write reports and papers for publication and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will have an ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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