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Research Assist/Assoc Solar Driven Water Splitting (Fixed Term)

A position is open for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate as part of the KACST ¿Cambridge research collaboration at the University of Cambridge, in the Department of Engineering (Dr Adam Boies and Dr Stuart Scott) and Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Prof John Dennis and Dr Laura Torrente). The team will focus on the development of multi-disciplinary aspects related to solar-driven water splitting based on various semiconductor systems for the production of renewable hydrogen. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining their PhD) in a relevant subject area such as Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry etc) and is expected to have significant knowledge in the field of semi-conductors, photochemistry and electrochemical devices. The post-holder will focus on material development, mainly nano-structured photocatalysts, and be involved in the fundamental investigation of enhancing activity under visible light. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills are required. The duties / responsibilities of this post include liaison with our KACST partners, developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional talks as outlined in the Further Information document. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance. For further information contact Prof John Dennis (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2019 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The deadline for applications is 19th of December 2018.

Please quote reference NQ17476 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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