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Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Advanced Propulsion

UCL - Chemical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: UCL Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum or Grade 9 £58,404 - £63,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th December 2021
Closes: 24th January 2022
Job Ref: 1881113
 

This post sits in the Advanced Propulsion Lab (APL) in the Marshgate Building of the UCL East campus which has world-class collaborative research laboratories. The APL is a cross-faculty hub, bringing together researchers from the UCL departments of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, with this post based in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The post will initially be based at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus in Central London and will move to UCL East in late 2022.

  • Lead on the development of research promoting the future of electrochemical propulsion in areas including, but not exclusive to (not in order of priority):

o Battery pack and/or fuel cell stack engineering o Advanced materials (discovery, scale-up, application)

o Diagnostics and imaging o Materials modelling o Systems modelling/integration

o Electrofuels and the generation of next-generation fuels

o Safety

  • Carry out and publish high-quality world-class research which complements the existing departmental and Faculty activities, secure research grant funding to support your research programme.
  • Support postdoctoral research staff and PhD students.
  • Contribute to teaching existing or new taught modules in the areas relevant to the post.
  • Participate in departmental administrative, outreach, and enterprise activities.
  • Develop national and international partnerships with industry, academic institutions and other relevant organisations to maximise research impact.

Candidates are required to have a PhD/EngD in chemical engineering, chemistry or relevant discipline, knowledge of the fundamental principles of the discipline and an ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, excellent, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and have excellent people skills with the ability to build good relationships with students, colleagues and external partners.

Grade 8 candidates: an appropriate background and research expertise to make contributions at the forefront of research in chemical engineering with emphasis on the areas of relevance to the post. Proven skills to conduct research work in the broader area of manufacturing engineering.

Grade 9 candidates: an appropriate background and research expertise to make significant contributions at the forefront of international research in chemical engineering with emphasis on the areas of relevance to the post. Experience supporting the development of students/PhD/EngD students/early career researchers/direct reports, through mentoring, sponsorship or personal tutoring. Proven excellent skills to conduct research work in the broader area of manufacturing engineering with emphasis on the areas of relevance to the post.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Enquiries should be addressed to Professor Eva Sorensen (Head of Department) at e.sorensen@ucl.ac.uk.

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Ms Katy Le Lion (Departmental Manager) at chemeng.department.manager@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

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