Development Research Assistant - In-Process Liquids Sampler (ILS) SMART Scotland Project

Recruiter
Glasgow Caledonian University
Location
Scotland
Salary
£32,548 - £37,706 per year
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Closes
20 Sep 2017
Ref
GCU00335
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


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This is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months

 Advanced Sampling Process Instruments Ltd and Glasgow Caledonian University are collaborating to develop an autonomous scientific instrument intended for applications requiring rapid, repeated and accurate monitoring of chemicals and settlement rates in liquids in a controlled environment.  The project is based in the Department of Engineering within the School of Engineering and Built Environment.

 The ‘in-liquid sampler' (ILS) can be easily immersed into the liquid management process to provide accurate, real-time measurement on bacterial condition and can operate free from maintenance for an extended period of time.  In applications such as wastewater treatment, it will enable the plant operator to optimise the treatment process and achieve significant reductions in energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gasses, as well as enhancing protection to the environment and public health by ensuring discharges are safe and compliant to regulations.

To complete the project, we require a Research Assistant (RA), with Instrumentation/Electronics product development experience.  The contract is 12 months fixed term.  The RA will be responsible for the development of the instrumentation, data acquisition and the control system for an autonomous scientific instrument intended for applications requiring rapid, repeated and accurate monitoring of chemicals and settlement rates in liquids in a controlled environment. 

Please see the list of essential and desirable criteria below before considering an application.

Essential requirements of the role:

E1 - PhD qualification in instrumentation or equivalent

E2 - Experience of working on team projects either professionally or personally

E3 - Experience of conducting independent research

E4 - Experience of the development of prototypes and test rigs to test and demonstrate designs and applications

E5 - Experience of working to tight deadlines in a challenging environment

E6 - Experience of working in an industrial setting

E7 - Knowledge of micro-processors, I/O, interfacing, power in an industrial application

E8 - Knowledge of programming in C+ and/or visual presentation (e.g. LabVIEW, Matlab, etc)

E9 - Knowledge of the activated sludge process

E10 - Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different individuals and situations

Further details on this post are available by contacting Dr Andrew Cowell, Senior Lecturer at a.cowell@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 331 3711.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values of Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).



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