Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 3DT
£30,000 - £33,000
Masters in Chemistry
03 May 2019
KTP Advert Ref:
An exciting opportunity has become available to work full time on a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to accelerate planned growth by extending Aquacheck’s range of ‘smart’ products for the water industry by developing a hand-held, inexpensive, rapid sensing device for testing the concentration of lead in drinking water, which has sector-leading accuracy, and lower limit of detection capability.
Aquacheck Engineering Limited is a small manufacturing company, based in Rochdale, with expertise in engineering spanning over 40 years. Building on this long, successful (top 10% in Europe) history in engineering, providing high-volume, precision-turned parts to the likes of JCB, Caterpillar and Doosan, Aquacheck was established in 2009 to concentrate solely on the design and manufacture of high-specification, non-return values and tooling for the water industry and Fire Protection Services.
£2,000 per year to spend on personal training;
attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration);
opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced or no cost);
opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project.
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Samuel Rowley-Neale (email@example.com) or Prof Craig Banks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apply via our application portal, by submitting a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. https://manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/jobs
Qualification we require:
You will be required to have at least a master’s degree in chemistry or a related subject (e.g. chemical
Experience is ideally required in the following techniques:
Electrochemical detection of heavy metals;
Electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry;
Identification, synthesis and testing of electrochemical catalysts;
Physicochemical characterisation techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-Vis;
The use and manufacture of screen-printed carbon based electrodes.
You will have a strong willingness to learn new techniques and must be competent at report writing and oral presentation as these will be a vital for the dissemination of findings. During the latter stages of the KTP, when in-field testing is occurring, you must be willing to travel throughout the UK, staying at different locations for days/weeks at a time.
Knowledge Base Partner:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Aquacheck Engineering Limited
Company business area:
Manufacture a range of backflow prevention devices, known as AQUA-CHECK.
Susan Connor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street, Tel: 01612472821