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Research Associate* in Autonomous Process Measurement Sensor Systems

Imperial College London - Electrical Engineering / Faculty of Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £37,904 to £43,198 * per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 19th February 2019
Job Ref: ENG00682

This new post is part of an ongoing major collaboration between the Chemical and Electrical & Electronic Engineering Departments of Imperial College London with ABB, one of the world’s leading providers of automation and control solutions.

The aim of the project is to develop next-generation sensor technology for the process industry employing wireless sensors that are smaller, lower-cost and easier to deploy than the sensor products available today. Prototype sensor systems for the measurement of key liquid process variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, pH and conductivity will be demonstrated both at bench scale and in a pilot plant. 

The post holder will lead the electrical engineering elements of the project, working closely with a second researcher in the Chemical Engineering Department who will be responsible for the chemical engineering aspects. The work will involve close collaboration with technical staff in ABB.

Candidates should hold a first degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences and hold, or be near completion of, a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or a related discipline.

Experience in any of the following areas will be helpful: electronic circuit design; embedded software development; development of low-power wireless sensors; ultrasonic devices. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the physical principles underlying sensors for liquid properties such as temperature, pressure, flow, pH, conductivity.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061

The post is available immediately. The appointment is until 31/03/2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Andrew Holmes (

To apply, please visit our website: You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG00682. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Ms Susan Brace (

Closing date: 28 days from posting

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