Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3917/1

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3HP
Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 per annum
Qualification required: MSc
Closing Date: 30 June 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3917/1
An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 36 month KTP between Warden Plastics Ltd and Cranfield University.

This project aims to embed cutting-edge wastewater treatment knowledge and capabilities in Warden Plastics Ltd, that allows for the development of a novel biocarrier and the future development of novel wastewater treatment technologies.

Warden Plastics is dedicated to raising standards of excellence in plastic injection moulding and extrusion, established since 1957, Warden has always been at the forefront of plastic injection-moulding and extrusion, serving a diverse range of industries.

Warden Biomedia specialises in the research and development of random filter media for aeration and biological treatment plants. With the philosophy of increased surface area, the eco-friendly biological filter media are injection-moulded in recycled polypropylene with specific design features to increase the efficiency of the effluent treatment process.

As a KTP Associate, you will mainly be based at Warden Plastics but will work in conjunction with the Cranfield Water Sciences Institute (CWSI) at Cranfield University. CWSI works in all aspects of water and is recognized internationally for its research and education, attracting outstanding students, academics, sponsors and partners worldwide. CWSI activities are underpinned by world class facilities, including a pilot-plant hall at the University’s own sewage treatment works, state-of-the-art soil and water laboratories with extensive advanced analytical services.

In this role, you will assist in the development of plastic biocarriers, addressing nutrient removal from wastewater. Warden’s vision is to develop a novel commercial biocarrier/process to retrofit wastewater treatment to remove phosphorus and nitrogen and embed wastewater expertise within its core business.
Skills required: You will hold a minimium of a MSc in an environmental engineering related subject and also preferably have a PhD in an environmental engineering related subject or in topic related with biological processes in wastewater treatment, preferentially on biofilm processes. This role requires knowledge of wastewater treatment and biofilm processes. Previous experience of commissioning and operation of pilot-plants, conducting and interpreting wastewater analysis in the lab using standard methods, and development of techno-economic evaluations is also essential.

This role would suit an individual with excellent research and analytical skills, ability to multi-task, enjoys working under pressure, has the ability to apply practical solutions and is a problem solver.
Knowledge Base Partner: Cranfield University
Company partner: Warden Plastics Limited
Company business area: Plastic moulding and extrusion, serving a wide range of customers in diverse industrial sectors, from automotive and medical applications to DIY, furniture and wastewater treatment.
Contact: Dr Ana Soares, Cranfield Campus
College Road
Bedfordshire UK
MK43 0AL, Tel: +44 (0)1234 75 8121

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