Research Associate

Imperial College London - Chemical Engineering

Campus: South Kensington

Fixed term appointment for 18 months

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join Science for Clean Energy (S4CE), a multidisciplinary consortium established to understand fundamental mechanisms underpinning sub-surface geo-energy operations, including fluid transport and reactivity in porous media. The project is funded by the European Commission and involves various European academic institutions in addition to industrial partners with active field operations (carbon sequestration, enhanced geothermal energy, enhanced oil recovery and natural gas production). This post will be hosted in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) under the supervision of Dr. Ronny Pini.

The research work will focus on the study of the sorption properties of rock samples (clay-rich rocks and cement-based materials) at sub-surface conditions. The RA will use experimental facilities in the laboratory of the PI to carry out these measurements using various gases at elevated pressures.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with or near completion of a PhD degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering or a related field. The successful applicant will have (i) proven world-class research track record in any of the above areas, as evidenced by first-author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and (ii) proven experience in the experimental characterisation of fluid transport and phase-behaviour in porous materials. Moreover, he/she will be expected to publish his/her work in international refereed journals and to present it at relevant international conferences.

*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 Ronny Pini – r.pini@imperial.ac.uk

Applications should be made online via our website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170329AM 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.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: Mrs Sneha Saunders – s.saunders@imperial.ac.uk

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: 15 October 2017

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