Research Associate - Multi-Scale Modelling of Fluid Transport

University College London - UCL - Chemical Engineering

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the general area of multi-scale simulations of fluid transport. The post holder will support the consortium ShaleXenvironmenT (, which is funded by Horizon 2020. Most of the research will be based on mesoscopic theories for fluid transport such as the Effective Medium Theory and statistical physical approaches. Understanding of molecular simulations, kinetic Monte Carlo approaches, and experimental measurements is required for success. The position might lead to a close collaboration with industry.

The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance and is available as of February 2017.

The candidate will have or is expected to soon obtain a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate should have experience in programming in Fortran, C, or similar languages. The candidate should have demonstrated familiarity with (a) theories for fluid transport (diffusion and/or flow) in porous media, such as the Effective Medium Theory, (b) statistical approaches to model transport such as kinetic Monte Carlo, and (c) molecular simulation codes and algorithms (GROMACS, LAMMPS, DLPOLY or similar). In the application the candidate should demonstrate her/his ability to analyse, develop and solve open-ended engineering problems. The successful candidate should be able to manage time and work to deadlines. It is expected that the successful candidate will have published several scientific manuscripts in first-tier journals.

Desirable qualifications include, a demonstrated knowledge of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and the UNIX/Linux operating system.

UCL vacancy reference : 1609220.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professors Coppens ( ) or Striolo ( ).

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

Interview Date: TBC

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