Research Associate - Environmental impacts of Hydrogen Systems

Job Description

Are you interested in helping the UK and the World meet net zero targets? Do you have skills in process analysis and sustainability assessment? We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join our team, working across two flagship projects of international significance. The South Yorkshire Sustainability Centre brings together academics, industry, local authorities and third sector partners to provide evidence and co-develop solutions to regional and global sustainability challenges. UK-HyRES, the UK Hub for research challenges in hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, aims to prioritise and find solutions to the major challenges for large scale deployment of hydrogen.

You will assess the environmental sustainability of process options for hydrogen, using tools such as life cycle assessment, to evaluate when, where and how hydrogen should be produced, stored and deployed. Example projects include the production of hydrogen via electrolysis and its coupling to industrial processes, the production of green ammonia, and the impact of hydrogen if released to atmosphere. For this role, you should have a PhD degree or equivalent experience in chemical engineering or environmental engineering, or a similar subject. Proficiency in sustainability assessment, including whole life cycle assessment, is vital.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams and influence the route to net zero. You will be part of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, South Yorkshire Sustainability Centre and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Working closely with project partners, you will have the opportunity to co-develop the research in a multidisciplinary environment. We are committed to providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for research.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

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