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Research Assistant/Associate

Imperial College London - Chemical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £36,045 to £48,340 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 10th October 2021
Job Ref: ENG01862

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London is ranked as one of the top research departments in the UK. Active research in the Department includes the development of membranes and filters for a range of applications in fluid separation and chemical reactions. The successful candidates will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team committed to excellence, working on a project which will involve investigations into the development of nanoengineering membranes as a low-energy separation process to replace energy intensive ones such as distillation and evaporation processes currently employed in the oil, gas and chemicals industry. 

You should hold a Masters level degree (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Engineering or a related subject and have obtained a PhD (or equivalent, or be near completion) in studies of Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering. You should have experience in porous materials, organic synthesis, or composite membrane fabrication.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

The post is available immediately and appointment is for 24 months with a possibility for extension. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof K Li ( and Prof A Livingston (

To apply, please visit our website: You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG01862.  Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission. 

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

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Closing date: midnight on 10th October 2021

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations.

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment.  We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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