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Research Associate in Lower Carbon Cement Production

Imperial College London - Department of Chemical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £44,876 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: ENG02381
 

Location: South Kensington, London

Job Summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Associate to investigate decarbonisation of cement via a novel reactor pathway and improved clinkering methods.  The project will involve both experimental work and simulation, using (for example) Aspen Plus.

You will be assisting in the design, construction, and modelling of a novel high temperature cement production system, and testing of the properties of the cement produced.

You will be working with a strong team of researchers at the Fennell Laboratory in London, who have a proven history of publishing world leading research.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and constructing the novel cement production rig
  • Conducting simulations of this and other cement processes
  • Collaborating closely with research partners in France and Switzerland.

You will also support a PhD student, who started in 10/2022.

To be successful in the role, you will need theoretical knowledge of and practical experience in high temperature (900oC+) engineering in a laboratory context. You will also have knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures as well as practical experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals.  Experience of working with graduate research students would be preferred as well as flowsheeting using a package such as ASPEN.

Further Information

You can start immediately the contract will run for 24 months in the first instance. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

New appointments will have a maximum starting salary of £44,876 based on experience. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Paul Fennell (p.fennell@imperial.ac.uk)

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG02381. 

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

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact chemeng.staffing@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 2 January 2023

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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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