Research Assistant / Associate in Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering
United Kingdom

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join a join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team performing internationally leading research into energy conversion technologies and systems, and to contribute to an ongoing EPSRC-funded project aimed at energy-use minimisation via waste-heat recovery and high-performance heating, power and cooling conversion and integration. This project is of one of three...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01347
  • Date posted 7 August 2020
  • Closing date 3 September 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join a join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team performing internationally leading research into energy conversion technologies and systems, and to contribute to an ongoing EPSRC-funded project aimed at energy-use minimisation via waste-heat recovery and high-performance heating, power and cooling conversion and integration.

This project is of one of three major research projects funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the strategic area of “Reducing Industrial Energy Demand”, with four academic (Imperial, Cambridge, Brunel, Birmingham) and more than twenty industrial partners (see project website for details: www.imperial.ac.uk/energy-futures-lab/ihpc). This is an exciting research programme that focuses on the development of advanced technological solutions, modelling and experimental developments, which can have a transformative role in the energy sector in the decades to come.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be joining highly talented researchers in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory to pursue research into industrial waste-heat recovery and conversion technologies and systems.

You will be modelling, design and experimental testing of selected low-grade heat-to-power and heat-to-cooling technologies applied to energy-intensive industries for energy-use minimisation. Validated models, also capable of capturing dynamic operation and part-load performance, will be developed and used to identify and design optimal high-performance conversion systems (components, configurations, operational parameters and conditions, materials and working fluids) in selected applications. Experimental testing will take place on promising technologies for proof-of-concept and model development and validation.

Essential requirements

You should have a PhD or equivalent in Chemical/Mechanical engineering, and on a topic related to energy, thermodynamics and heat transfer, heat-conversion technologies and systems, with excellent knowledge of modelling and experimentation. You are expected to have a strong foundation in energy technologies and systems, thermodynamics and heat transfer, heat-conversion for power generation or cooling provision.

Further information

* Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

This post is fixed term for 12 months, starting on 1 September 2020 or shortly thereafter subject to agreement, and will be based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact: Professor Christos Markides (c.markides@imperial.ac.uk).

To apply, please select the "Apply now" button at the top of this page. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: chemeng.staffing@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midnight on Thursday 03 September 2020

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Additional Information

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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