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Digital Applications Specialist, Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST)

Job title Digital Applications Specialist, Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3119

Placed on Wednesday 11 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 22 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC10084R

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Work with the innovation leaders in sustainable chemical technologies by joining our new cross-institutional Innovation Centre for Applied and Sustainable Technologies (iCAST).

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and motivated researcher to become involved in developing the next generation of fully digitised and integrated process analytical technology platforms using Bath’s world-leading Dynamic Reaction Monitoring (DReaM) Facility. This opportunity might suit a talented computer scientist with an interest in applying their work to sustainable chemical technologies, chemical scientists or engineers with experience in large data or software development, or anyone with skill and passion at the interface of analytical science and software engineering.

As a Digital Applications Specialist in iCAST, you will be part of a vibrant team responsible for developing and delivering the underpinning research elements of the iCAST core innovation programme in Sustainable Manufacturing. This includes hard- and software development for remote instrument control and data fusion of real-time process analytical technologies (PAT) applied to sustainable catalytic processes. For more details please see the job description & person specification below.

Further information:

This is a fixed-term role until September 2024.

The £17m Innovation Centre for Applied and Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is a new, unique innovation facility hosted by the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at Bath. Its purpose is to kick-start a step-change in the UK industrial strategy for translating sustainable chemical technologies into clean growth. Its ambition is to be the go-to place for companies working on clean growth technologies to easily invest in R&D and to partner with critical mass academic strength to enable them to scaleup, deliver innovation commercially and deliver economic impact, build supply chains, jobs and green growth in the UK and overseas.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Ulrich Hintermair ( or 01225 386682), however, please submit your application via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.