Research Assistant/Associate - Computational Chemical Engineering

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Grade 5 - £25,298-£29,301

Grade 7 - £30,175-£38,183 

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge in the Computational Modelling Group under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kraft. The project aims at a comprehensive virtualisation of industrial operations, i.e. a hierarchical representation of data and models associated with every entity in an industrial park, in order to exploit synergies for resource, energy, and emissions savings. The overall goal is, using ideas from the Semantic Web, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and statistics, to create an integrated simulation platform and expert system capable of providing quantitative decision support.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop our main software tool, which will involve keeping abreast of the latest web technologies, making key design decisions, and ensuring their realisation. Close interaction with collaborators will be required. Activities will include participating in research discussions with local industries and partners, overseas universities, and writing reports.

Applicants must have:

1.) Either a PhD degree (for Research Associate Position) or an honours degree (for Research Assistant Position) in a relevant discipline such as mathematics, computer science, (theoretical) physics/chemistry, or a related subject (essential).

2.) Demonstrable experience in software engineering/web development using C++/Java, Python, as well as JavaScript/PHP, etc. (desirable).

3.) Mathematical and statistical skills, with experience in algorithm and methods development (desirable).

4.) Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5.) The ability to work as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of researchers.

Further information about the Computational Modelling Group can be found at

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants should ensure their application is complete and submitted by Midnight on the closing date.

Please quote reference NQ12267 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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