Research Assistant / Associate in Structural Power Materials
Imperial College London Department of Aeronautics
United Kingdom

Job summary

This post is an opportunity to work in the emerging field of structural power composites: multifunctional materials which have the capacity to store/deliver electrical energy whilst bearing mechanical load. This post is under the mentorship of Prof Greenhalgh, whose Group have pioneered this technology, and is an opportunity to work with a world leading multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, material scientists and composite engineers,...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01441
  • Date posted 6 November 2020
  • Closing date 10 December 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 of Aeronautics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

This post is an opportunity to work in the emerging field of structural power composites: multifunctional materials which have the capacity to store/deliver electrical energy whilst bearing mechanical load.

This post is under the mentorship of Prof Greenhalgh, whose Group have pioneered this technology, and is an opportunity to work with a world leading multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, material scientists and composite engineers, within an expanding team of researchers.

The post is funded as part of Prof Greenhalgh’s Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. There are three principal aims of the post: to undertake and further the research in structural power, particularly device and multifunctional design; to develop and manage the structural power facilities at Imperial College London; and to promote and disseminate the results and potential outcomes of this research.

Collaborations with other research groups within the College, and elsewhere, will be encouraged. Through related projects, a large international network of collaboration on multifunctional composites and structural power embodiments is anticipated.

Duties and responsibilities

    • You will undertake research into the development of structural power materials, in particular, addressing device and multifunctional design issues;
    • Support Prof Greenhalgh in running the structural power facilities (including managing and maintaining the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory), and training staff, researchers and student on the facilities;
    • In conjunction with Prof Greenhalgh, undertake, develop and collate research proposals on structural power;
    • You will disseminate your results to industrial stakeholders, at international conferences and publish in high-quality journals, as well as undertaking outreach and public engagement to promote the research and its potential outcomes.

Essential requirements

    • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience, with an emphasis on polymer composite materials and/or electrochemistry.
    • Essential experience includes:
      • Practical experience in managing a laboratory for manufacture and characterisation of structural composites and/or electrochemical materials;
      • Practical experience in structural power materials, including design, modelling, manufacture, assembly and characterisation (mechanical and electrochemical) of these materials and their constituents;
      • Experience in writing and submitting research proposals on polymeric composites and/or electrochemical devices.

Research Associate

Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

Research Assistant

Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

Further information

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof. Emile Greenhalgh (e.greenhalgh@imperial.ac.uk).

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Lisa Kelly by email to l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk .

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/


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