Research Associate*

Imperial College London - Chemical Engineering

Salary: £36,800 - £44,220* per annum

Campus: South Kensington

Fixed term appointment for 12 months

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental Soft Matter and Rheology to work on “Extreme deformation of structured fluids and interfaces”. The project is funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant. The successful candidate will develop a new experimental method for high-frequency rheology, with simultaneous high-speed visualisation of the microstructure. The successful candidate will be embedded in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment in the laboratory led by Dr Valeria Garbin (

Candidates should hold or be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: bulk rheology, extensional rheology, constitutive models, rheology of colloidal gels and glasses, and/or rheo-optics, as proven by innovative first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The post is available immediately. The start date will preferably before 1 November 2017. Initial appointment is for 12 months, with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040

Should you have any queries about the post please contact: Dr Valeria Garbin –

Applications should be made online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170281DL into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. In addition, you may upload: a cover letter describing your motivation for applying for the post; your current CV (max 2 pages); and a brief summary of a maximum of 2 publications, highlighting your contribution.

Please note that you must submit an application form for our post and not just a cv. if you do not fill in an application form, your application will not be considered.

Closing date: 30 September 2017 (Midnight BST)

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Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: Mrs Sneha Saunders –

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

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