Research Assistant/Associate in Glycerol Electrolysis for Hydrogen Generation
Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering
United Kingdom

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a candidate for a Research Assistant/Associate position to work at Imperial College London, in the South Kensington Campus, within Prof. Magda Titirici’s research group. The main role of the post holder will be to carry out research towards generating hydrogen via glycerol partial electrooxidation with carbon supported electrocatalysts at Imperial College London. In addition, you will contribute to test and produce a PEM fuel cell device. 

The successful candidate should hold or be about to receive a PhD in Material Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. You should have a strong background in experimental carbon materials synthesis and characterisation, catalysis and electrochemistry. You should have considerable experience in spectroscopies and imaging techniques (experimentally and theoretically). Prior knowledge of electrocatalysis, materials characterisation techniques, electrochemical techniques and synchrotron-based experiments, are desirable. 

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 – £37,486 per annum. 

The post is available immediately. The appointment is for 36 months with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).


Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Magda Titirici  ( 

To apply, please visit our website: You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG00911. 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 

Closing date: midnight on Thursday 15 August 2019 

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About Imperial College London 

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. 

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. 

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. 

Additional Information 

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations.

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. 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.

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