Research Associate/Assistant

Imperial College London - Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Salary Range: 
Research Associate: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum
Research Assistant: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Fixed Term appointment for 12 months (possible extension)

South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

The successful candidate will join a highly dedicated team responsible for the development of novel technologies for obesity control. The project is funded by an ERC Synergy Grant. It is on “Intelligent Implantable MOdulator of Vagus nervE function for treatment of Obesity”, called “i2MOVE”. The extended team consists of a multi-disciplinary cohort with complementary skills in engineering, medicine, biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, and computing. You will be based at the South Kensington Campus, Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

The post holder will be responsible for conducting research on consumer behaviour and appetite control, understanding how technology may assist people in making the right decision, what technology developments may have a higher impact on controlling obesity, and how people may interact with it. In addition, the individual genetic data related to specific metabolic processes could be includedl. The job requires the candidate to have a proper understanding of the appetite psychology and be able to communicate and work with the engineering team to translate it into applicable technologies. The role will give opportunity to develop new skills.

You must have a good MSc/undergraduate degree in Behavioural science or relevant fields for appointment at Research Assistant level and hold a PhD in Behavioural sciences (or equivalent) for appointment at Research Associate level.

You will have previous experience in appetite psychology and consumer behaviour related to food.

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 EN20160386SA. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the post or application process should be directed to Mrs Izabela Wojcicka-Grzesiak, at

Closing Date: 13 December 2016 (midnight GMT)

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