Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate* in the Nuclear Engineering Group

Salary in the range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*

Fixed-term appointment available for up to 2.5 years in the first instance

South Kensington Campus

The Nuclear Engineering Group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research into the development and application of CFD tools to buoyancy driven flows in geometries representative of conduits found in Nuclear Energy plants. The project is aimed at safety analysis and potential enhanced safety of future plant design. It is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council with the objective of supporting UK-India collaboration in this field.

Applicants will hold a PhD (or equivalent,) in an area pertinent to the research subject ie Engineering and a first degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or in an area pertinent to the research subject.  Experience in using mainstream CFD codes and/or developing own codes for fluid flow simulation is essential. In depth knowledge of turbulence and its modelling is required. You should also have a good research track record, as evidenced by relevant publications in good journals.

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Dr Simon Walker at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website.  Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”).   Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160367SAyou must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Ms C Soulal, Academic Administrator at: to request an application form.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Closing date: 10 November 2016 (midnight GMT)

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