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Research Assistant in Thermal Energy Systems

Engineering & Technology

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £29,614 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (4 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 01 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210500
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 November 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Mechanical Engineering team within the School of Engineering and Technology as research assistant in thermal energy systems with core responsibility to conduct the research in waste heat to power conversion. 

This role requires expertise and experience in the area of thermal energy systems, mainly heat to power conversion technologies. The experience in the area of low temperature and waste heat to power conversion technologies, especially organic Rankine cycle, super critical CO2 cycle, and/or Kalina cycle is desirable. 

On joining us, you will help us to develop basic simulation tools and models to assess the waste heat recovery potential of key energy conversion technologies. The simulation models and tools will be applied for different industrial sites to assess the waste heat recovery potential. A preliminary feasibility study will be conducted for number of energy intense industries to analyze the economic benefit of the waste heat recovery from practical implementation perspective.

The minimum qualification for this role is MSc/MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field.

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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