Research Associate/Assistant

Imperial College London - Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Salary Range:

Research Assistant: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Research Associate: £36,070 – 43,350 per annum

Fixed Term appointment for up to 36 months

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London combines teaching and research in Earth Sciences with related Engineering disciplines. The topics we are interested in reach from blue sky Earth Science (e.g. Earth interior, surface, and its place within the solar system), to integration with related petroleum, environmental, mining and minerals Engineering. Overall we employ ~50 academic staff members, ~70 postdoctoral research scientists, ~170 PhD students, ~145 MSc students, and ~300 undergraduate students. We invite applications to join our vibrant department in 2016.

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the Mineral Processing Research Group. The holder of this post will develop modelling tools for assessing the impact of metallurgical variability on mineral processing. The researcher will develop process flowsheets, validated by metallurgical tests at bench scale, with an emphasis on low impact solutions with regards to water, energy and environmental impact.

This research is funded by the European Commission’s H2020 project IMPaCT (Integrated Modular Plant and Containerised Tools for Selective, Low-impact Mining of Small High-grade Deposits) and will be carried out in collaboration with academic and industrial project partners.

You must have be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Minerals Processing or a closely related discipline for appointment at Research Assistant level and a PhD in in Minerals Processing or a closely related discipline (or equivalent) for appointment at Research Associate level.

You will have previous experience in conducting experimental mineral processing test-work at laboratory and industrial scale and have knowledge of mineral processing unit operations (particularly comminution and froth flotation) and equipment design. Practical experience in statistical analysis and computer programming languages is also required.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Pablo Brito Parada 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 EN20160400FH. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Helen Stoneham at

Closing Date: 15 December 2016 (midnight GMT)

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