University of Sheffield / Lubrizol
graduate job
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KTP Associate in Optimising Detergent Raw Material Production

Job description

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering for someone looking to make an impact on optimising and modelling a detergent raw material granulation plant.

You will be based at Lubrizol (Home Care Division) but will have regular visits to the University of Sheffield.

The overarching goal of this KTP project is to develop a systematic study and methodology to enable a more efficient and higher throughput granulation of this detergent raw material and in so doing, enable faster development of newer granules. Being predominantly based at the Mostyn Site based in North Wales, this role provides a unique opportunity to gain real experience of applying knowledge and expertise to develop a revolutionary modelling toolkit for the plant.

The secondary aim of this project is to establish strong ties between Lubrizol and the University of Sheffield for future project exploration. It is expected that the KTP Associate will develop commercial impact for the company and for the University in developing tools and effective solutions to granulation processes.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. This post comes with its own budget for the candidate’s personal development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Fixed-term for 24 months to start as soon as possible

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

What we are looking for

You will have a comprehensive knowledge of granulation, drying and classification processes. The project will focus from understanding the fundamentals of the granulation plant to building deeper science around each key unit operations, expressed as models and toolboxes to maximise efficiency and increase throughput rates. You will have experience in the planning, design and execution of experimental studies and will be able to use results to inform pilot plant operation and large-scale testing.


Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in particle technology or a related discipline or the equivalent experience.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£27,000 - £30,000

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 August 2019

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Closing date:  28 August 2019

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