Research Fellow in Water Science
University of Birmingham
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham (UoB) and Proteus Instruments Limited (PIL). The Knowledge Transfer Partnership project will develop a low cost, versatile optical water quality sensor for monitoring nutrient and organic pollution in rivers, lakes and costal environments. The sensor will help regulators pinpoint pollution sources and industry/utilities better manage effluents to reduce impacts on the environment.
Please note that the successful applicant will be employed by the University of Birmingham but will be primarily based at Proteus Instruments Limited’s premises in Bromsgrove, Birmingham.
About the Role
The successful applicant will work closely alongside the PIL R&D team on sensor development with a particular focus on optimising the optical configuration and statistical tools for interpreting measurements. The Associate will have access to the wet laboratory and the Ecolaboratory flume facility (https: // www. birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ecolaboratory/index.aspx) at UoB to enable rigorous assessment of sensor performance. It is anticipated that the Associate will also oversee field trials of the new sensor for PIL customers, develop supporting literature/ training materials and prepare scientific publications for peer review. The Associate will also travel to meet with PIL customers and present findings at scientific conferences and tradeshows.
• Develop both industry and research skills to boost your career • Access a dedicated training and development budget • Work across all aspects of the project including research and business activities
• Solve challenges and develop your own learning • Manage your own workload to deliver project objectives • Contribute to the project’s direction
• Benefit from continuous support from your academic and company supervisors • Work with innovative and ambitious company staff including contact with senior management • See the real-life impact of your work and research for the company
About Proteus Instruments Limited
Proteus Instruments Ltd (PIL) is a sensor manufacturer and environmental monitoring solutions provider, specialising in water quality applications. The company specialises in the development, supply and after sales maintenance of innovative, near-real time monitoring and control systems for water quality applications for a broad range of clients.
For more information about Proteus Instruments Limited, please visit www. proteus-instruments.com.