Research Fellows to support the development of Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet

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Research Fellows to support the development of Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet

Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet Project has secured a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the third phase of development of a novel and sustainable household toilet that operates without any access to water, electricity or sewerage, transforming human waste into clean water and ash. To support the new phase of work, five Research Fellow positions have been created.

Hours of work: 37 hours, normally worked Monday to Friday
Fixed Term contract: Until 30th November 2018
Salary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annum (dependant on qualifications and experience)
Deadline: 15th January 2017

Research Fellow in Sanitation System Technology, Ref No: 2360
The objective of the post is to manage the human user testing phase for the emerging toilet prototypes. This will involve trials in the UK and in at least one low income country. The research will involve all aspects of the testing of a novel sanitation technology ranging from the planning and execution of experiments, assessing user reaction to the new technology, analysis and interpretation of data, and collaboration with our team of designers who are building and improving prototype designs. You must have experience of, or be enthusiastic about, practical work in the field of sanitation technology. This includes undertaking experiments with human excreta and discussing sanitation behaviours and attitudes to sanitation with colleagues and with human users. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in wastewater or sanitation process science or social science (with a focus on human behavioural science). You will have extensive experience of designing experimental test rigs and conducting trials using experimental test rigs, or extensive experience of practical human behavioural science. You will have practical experience of sanitation projects, working with wastewater / human excreta and international development. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Sean Tyrrel, Tel: 01234 758320, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Expected interview date: 6th February 2017
For more see:
jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal....p_id=113503&p_show=N

Research Fellow in Membrane Science Ref No: 2365
You will become part of the membrane research team at Cranfield. The team have previously demonstrated an innovative energy efficient membrane system for water recovery from faecally contaminated urine. You will be responsible for upscaling and testing this innovative membrane process as a fully integrated system. You must also collaborate and support other researchers to deliver a host of modularised membrane based architectures (pressure, thermal, and electrochemically driven) to sufficient maturity for full-scale field testing. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related discipline, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. You will have extensive research experience in membrane technology or membrane science, as well as in building and testing laboratory and pilot scale membrane technology and technology diagnosis, design iteration and improvement. You must have sound knowledge of Membrane Separation Technology in the context of both development and application and a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the Water sector, and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of laboratory and pilot scale reactors. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Ewan McAdam, Tel: 01234 754546, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Expected Interview date: 2nd February 2017
For more see:
jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal....p_id=113564&p_show=N

Research Fellow in Systems Integration (ref No 2364)
The overall goal of this project phase is to produce a Whole System Prototype. To achieve this goal it will be necessary to bring the Back End of the toilet (the urine and faeces processing system) to the same level of maturity as the Front End i.e. an integrated working porotype that can be tested safely by human users. The Front End will also go through a process of rigorous human user testing in the UK and internationally (including in people’s homes) and iterative evolution to take it to a more advanced stage of development. You will be educated to doctoral level in Mechanical, Structural, Structural Integrity or related discipline, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, and will be fluent in analytical and numerical modelling and methods, and able to develop new ones, alongside extensive experience of designing, building and testing pre-production prototype devices. Experience of numerical modelling would be an advantage. Communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality journals and conferences is essential in addition to excellent presentation skills. An ability to conduct research within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team is essential as is a positive attitude to internal and external collaborations. Due to the requirement to travel nationally, and internationally for conferences, client meetings etc. you should have no travel restrictions. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Athanasios Kolios, on +44 (0)1234 754631 or (E); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Interview date: 1st February 2017
For more see:
jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal....p_id=113529&p_show=N

Research Fellow in Mechanical Design Engineering, Ref No: 2361
You will be working within a dynamic design and scientific team with a focus on developing sophisticated parts, mechanical components and assemblies which can be used to translate learnings from research into tangible, testable ideas and prototypical solutions. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in engineering or product design related discipline and ideally have explored industrial design engineering or mechanical design during your PhD. You must have experience in designing and running rigs, data gathering and validation, and be proficient in CAD and have experience of designing low and high fidelity prototypes. A knowledge of industrial design engineering and technology development is essential. Knowledge of innovation and design-thinking practices is expected. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Matt Collins, Tel: 01234 752141, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Expected Interview Date: 7th February 2017
For more see:
jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal....p_id=113517&p_show=N

Research Fellow in Control System Engineering, Ref No 2359
You will be working within a dynamic design and scientific team with a focus on developing electrical control systems which can be used to monitor, control and capture research data throughout a developing system. You must have a PhD (or be close to completion) in system control or related discipline and ideally have explored design, technology, electronics engineering or innovation related discipline during your PhD. You must also have experience of developing technology based prototypes and of applying a broad range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques. You will be proficient at building electronic control and monitoring systems. Knowledge of innovation and design-thinking practices is expected.For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Matt Collins, Tel: +44 (0)1234 752141, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Expected interview date: 3rd February 2017
For more see:
jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal....p_id=113473&p_show=N

Alison Parker
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