Research Fellow in Advanced X-ray Characterisation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090025 (Ref.No. EPSPE1056)
Posted: December 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in Advanced X-ray Characterisation of Materials and Processes with Synchrotron Radiation? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The team at University of Leeds is part of the EPSRC Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Hub, a consortium of 7 UK Universities and more than 25 industrial companies. The aim of the Hub is to deliver new predictive tools and design approaches for products, processes and supply chains, to enable the potential of Quality-by-Design (QbD) and Industry 4.0 initiatives to be realised. These regulatory and industry-driven initiatives have set out ambitious visions, but the enabling tools do not yet exist. By bringing the latest advances in underpinning fundamental molecular science to bear on prediction tools and technologies we can realistically hope to facilitate a step-change in practice.

Please note: You will be based in the CMAC Group in the Research Complex at Harwell, on the UK Science and Innovation Campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire. 

The University of Leeds team provides leadership in advanced X-ray characterisation with synchrotron radiation techniques to the CMAC consortium. Latest advances in analytical X-ray technologies for in situ and operando studies of molecular materials and processes have established a virtually unexplored landscape for structure/performance studies, determining properties at all length scales, from molecular to macroscopic dimensions.

This post will focus on the use of synchrotron X-ray imaging techniques, using X-ray Phase Contrast (XPC) and other contrast modalities (SAXS, XRD, PDF) to study crystallisation and other dynamic processes in situ and in real time.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in a Physical Science or Engineering subject, you will have a track record of published research using advanced X-ray characterisation of the organic solid state, demonstrating hands-on experience with synchrotron-based X-ray characterisation. 


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Sven Schroeder, Bragg Centenary Chair in Engineering Applications of Synchrotron Radiation

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2401 or email: [email protected]


Location:  Other
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 May 2022 (maternity cover) with the possibility of an extension)
Release Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 03 January 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1056


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