Research Associate

University College London - UCL - Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL has an outstanding international reputation in research on energy and the environment, marine engineering and naval architecture and engineering for medical applications, with strong research collaborations with industry and universities in the UK, North America, Asia and the Far East and has excellent research and teaching facilities.

The candidate will directly engage in multidisciplinary research focussing on inter-particle interactions in complex oral formulations and their impact on bulk rheology, functionality and process engineering aspects of suspension/paste manufacture. Salient tools to be employed will include, but not limited to, colloidal probe microscopy, nanomechanics and rheometry of complex particle suspensions. The research will have a joint emphasis on materials science, complex fluid mechanics and rheology, thereby resulting in a broad research capability development.

The post is for three years in the first instance, working a 36.5 hour week. The position may offer opportunities to engage in teaching activities in UCL Mechanical Engineering and also to engage with and mentor PhD students. The post will also offer an opportunity to collaborate with scientists from our industrial partners such as GSK and Xaar.

Candidates should have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant subject area. You must be able to demonstrate proven experience of fluid mechanics and inter-particle interactions. The candidate should also possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

UCL vacancy reference: 1606601.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Enquiries about this post should be sent to Manish Tiwari (

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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