Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis (WSIS))

University of Exeter

Exeter, , GB

Job description

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This new full-time post is available from 1 October 2020 (alternative start date can be agreed) for an initial fixed term period of 24 months with the possibility of extension until 31 May 2024.

Summary of the role/position

You will participate in EU H2020 ULTIMATE (ULTIMATE indUstry water-utiLiTy symbIosis for a sMarter wATer society) projects.

The successful applicant will focus on development of technologies to analyse Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis (WSIS) to better understand how reusable water resources interact with energy and materials to be extracted, treated, stored and reused within a dynamic socio-economic and business oriented industrial ecosystem. The role will support the Centre for Water Systems (CWS) and the Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM) team to implement cutting-edge technologies in the creation of cross-platform applications for multi-user collaboration.

The post will include conducting research on the above listed subjects. Travel to meetings and workshops in overseas countries during the post will be required.

You will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification attached above.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 25,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Dr Albert Chen, [email protected].





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