Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Salary Range:

Research Associate: £36,800 – 44,220 per annum*

Fixed Term appointment for up to 12 months

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:

This position is part of a research project concerned with understanding the fluid mechanics in concentrating solar thermal power systems, with the aim of further developing the technology used to collect the thermal energy. The project will be undertaken in conjunction with a team of collaborators that include a team at The Australian National University.

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You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering fluid mechanics (or a closely related discipline) for appointment at Research Associate level.

You will have previous experience in a fluid mechanics research laboratory, with an excellent understanding of techniques for visualisation, instrumentation and analysis of flows. Experience with buoyancy-driven flows, convection and the interaction of flow with structures will be an advantage.

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

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Graham Hughes 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 EN20170269FH. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at

Closing Date: 5 October 2017 (midnight BST)

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