Research Associate in Decentralised Water Technologies

The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Research Associate in July 2021 to make a leading contribution to a major new EPSRC funded research Programme Grant in Decentralised Water Technologies, working with Dr. Andrea Semiao (University of Edinburgh) and Prof. William Sloan (University of Glasgow). The post will be based within the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at the University of Edinburgh. We seek to recruit an Environmental or Chemical Engineer, or similar relevant area, to make a leading contribution to this project.

Overall, in this EPSRC funded research Programme Grant, we aim to develop new off-grid water biotechnologies, new water sensors, explore integrated engineering solutions and help overcome the social, institutional and political barriers to delivering off-grid locally sustainable and low-energy water solutions.

The successful candidate at the University of Edinburgh will work on fundamental research focused on sustainable polishing technologies post-biological treatment of water and wastewater treatment, which include membrane separation and biofouling and resource recovery. They will work in a multidisciplinary team with scientists, engineers and social scientists from Glasgow, Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities and with water professionals from Scottish Water. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Furthermore, the candidate will closely work with Scottish Water in designing an off-grid testing facility with different water and wastewater treatment processes, including conventional processes and the ones developed in this project, to be trialled in several remote areas of Scotland.

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

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