POST NOW FILLED. PhD Studentship to Develop Biogas Fermentation Process Control. Applications are invited for an exciting 3 year studentship
POST NOW FILLED
Applications are invited for an exciting 3 year studentship to develop biogas fermentation technology.
A new company is being set up to commercially exploit anaerobic digestion technology. As part of this work the company is working with North Wyke Research and Exeter University. The group is looking for an enthusiastic Engineer / Scientist to work on developing modelling techniques and control philosophies for fermentation reactions in an anaerobic digester. This will cover mathematical modelling, process control technology, fluid dynamics and links across into biology.
This is a critical area of technology for reducing green house admissions with huge future potential. The person will work closely with all members of the group and gain direct experience a technology start up business.
Candidates should hold (or expect to hold) a good undergraduate Honours degree (at least UK 2.1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (such as Biology, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering). Candidates should be numerate and will be expected to learn data handling and develop process control software.
Funding is provided by Barr and Paatz, Ltd and GWR and covers Home/EU tuition fees, conference and travel expenses and provides a maintenance grant of £12,600 (GB Pounds). The studentship will be based with the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at Exeter University, the North Wyke Research and the new company. The project also involves some collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath.
For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof Stuart Townley or Dr Phil Hobbs – use the Claverton contact email.
The deadline is the 5th Sept. But if we know a submission is coming in we can wait.