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Interested in pursuing a career at Warwick School of Engineering? Here are our current research-related opportunities. Click the links to go through to the relevant Warwick Human Resources page.

Research Fellow - Feedback Control for Chemical Reaction Networks (80476-117)

Fixed term contract to 30 November 2020.

You will undertake research on an exciting new project funded by The Leverhulme Trust which aims to develop and apply feedback control theory for chemical reaction networks that can underpin and accelerate industrial and medical applications of synthetic biology. Going beyond "traditional" control engineering paradigms we will take inspiration from natural biological control systems to generate new types of controllers, e.g. ultrasensitive negative feedback controllers, dynamic resource allocation controllers, and RNA-based controllers.

You will assist the Principal Investigator and project partners in the successful execution of the project by developing new mathematical tools, analytical design/analysis methods and computational software in order to develop a comprehensive theory of feedback control for chemical reaction networks. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up the results of your research for publication. You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

Closing date: 19 November 2017

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Research Fellow (81112-117)

Fixed term contract: two posts available for six months.

The post-holder will work on the Warwick Impact Funded project ‚ÄúDemonstration of Flexible On-demand Production of Fine Chemicals‚ÄĚ. You will perform synthesis, optimisation and characterisation of catalytic coatings, develop new catalytic coatings methods based on metal oxides, carbon, mixed oxide materials on steel, silica and other materials, Perform testing and characterisation of the catalysts-coated tubes in terms of reaction performance, mechanical stability, and physical properties.

You will have strong communication skills and the ability to contribute to the preparation and submission of research reports and publications.

Closing date: 22 November 2017

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Research Fellow (81193-117)

Fixed term position for two years.

We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to undertake research in a new synthetic biology project to engineer or redesign orthogonal signalling pathways in plants. You will undertake independent and collaborative research in modelling and control in the general area of plant biotechnology and will write up your research for publication.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Plant Synthetic Biology Group at the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre.

Closing date: 29 November 2017

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Research Fellow (80976-117)

Fixed term contract for three years.

We seek to appoint a research fellow to undertake research as part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project "The Nature of Interatomic Forces in Metallic Systems". The aim of this project is to initiate a comprehensive research program to (1) characterise atomistic interaction in metals, specifically the emergence of locality of interaction from randomness (e.g., temperature); and then (2) optimally exploit our new understanding to produce novel interatomic potentials and multiscale schemes with controllable errors.

You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research. You will have experience with first principles calculations at the level of density functional theory and proven scientific software development skills using C, Fortran, Python or Julia. Experience with machine learning approaches, development of interatomic potentials (e.g. bond order potentials) and/or tight binding models would be an advantage.

Two linked postdoc positions are available: this one in Engineering and one in Mathematics. Close collaboration between numerical analysis and materials modelling will be required. Applicants who are qualified for both posts are encouraged to apply for both.

Closing date: 7 January 2018

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