Research Assistant/Associate in Fluidic systems

Imperial College London - Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Centre for Bio-inspired Technology

Salary Research Associate: £36,800 to - £44,220 per annum

Salary Research Assistant: £32,380 to - £34,040 per annum

Campus: South Kensington

Full time, fixed term up to 30 September 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology at Imperial College, for conducting multidisciplinary research in the area of fluid dynamics with emphasis on solid fluid interaction. The project is funded by MRC and aims to develop a medical device for treatment of coronary artery disease.

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.

The Electrical and Electronic Department's main objectives are to conduct internationally competitive research and deliver high quality teaching. The department conducts research across a wide range of topics, and targets both fundamental advances and practical applications of science and technology.

The research at the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology aims at inventing, developing and demonstrating devices to meet global challenges in healthcare and well-being.

You will be responsible for design, computer simulation, prototyping and characterisation of fluidic systems to generate and transmit pressure impulses. You will liaise with project partners and sub-contractor to ensure a timely development and publish the results in relevant journals and conferences.

For appointment at Research Associate level, you will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or Physics.

For appointment at Research Assistant level, you will have an MSc (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or Physics.

You have previous (hands on) experience of prototyping mechanical/electromechanical and fluidic systems. Knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics with an emphasis of solid/fluid interaction is essential. You should have hands on experience of computer modelling (preferably) in COMSOL or other commercial packages.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following link: (select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20170371FH). Please complete and upload an application form and submit any other relevant supporting documents such as your full CV. 

Closing date: 30 October 2017 (Midnight BST)

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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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