Research Fellow in Nanoparticle Manufacturing University College London Department of Chemical Engineering United Kingdom

UCL Department / Division: Chemical Enginerring
Location of position: London
Grade; 7
Hours;  Full Time
Salary; (inclusive of London allowance)£35,328 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities


Applications are invited by highly talented researchers for a Reseach Fellow position under the supervision of Prof Asterios Gavriilidis in the dept. of Chemical Engineering at UCL to work on nanoparticle synthesis and manufacturing. The goal is to develop robust scalable manufacturing routes for nanoparticles to be used in healthcare and nanomedicine. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated group working at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry, materials, and nanomedicine. The post-holder will undertake experimental and theoretical work in determining nanoparticle synthesis kinetics and designing and evaluating unit operations and continuous processes for the formation of nanoparticles and will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the research strategy.

1. To carry out research in nanoparticle synthesis and manufacturing.
2. To study key phenomena that affectnanoparticle production under continuous flow conditions, theoretically and experimentally.
3. To develop continuous synthesis systems, bridging the chemistry/chemical engineering interface.
4. To critically examine synthesis and functionalization routes and to develop them in continuous flow format.
5. To liaise with collaborators and other postdocs and PhD students.
6. To take responsibility for ensuring that experimental equipment is properly maintained and documented.
7. To prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes.
8. To contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer-reviewed journals.
9. To prepare progress reports on research as required.
10. To contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.
11. To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required.
12. To contribute to the induction and direction of other research staff and students (eg. PhD) as requested.

The post is available from 1st September 2019, for 10 months in the first instance.


Key Requirements
Applicants must be able to demonstrate commitment to high-quality research and proven research skills. In particular, knowledge and experience in nanoparticle synthesis, nanoparticle characterisation, chemical reaction engineering, continuous processing, flow chemistry, imaging techniques, modelling reaction and transport processes (mass and heat transfer, mixing, computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flows), microfluidics, and multi-disciplinary working would be an advantage. Candidates should have published work in international journals.

Candidates must have excellent communication and team-working skills, the ability to write reports of high standard and work collaboratively with colleagues to generate high-quality research outputs.

The successful candidate must have (or be in the process of submitting) a Ph.D. in Chemical/Process/Systems Engineering, or cognate discipline.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Gavriilidis (a.gavriilidis@ucl.ac.uk).
UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date20 Aug 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications23:59
Interview dateTBC


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