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Research Associate in Hitachi-Imperial Centre for Decarbonisation and Natural Climate Solutions

Imperial College London - Department of Chemical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £50,834 PA
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: ENG02390
 

Location: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary

Imperial College London, Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Europe Ltd have created the Hitachi-Imperial Centre for Decarbonisation and Natural Climate Solutions, to collaborate in fundamental and applied research to drive the transition to net zero pollution. This joint research centre will bring together world-leading scientists and innovators in decarbonisation and climate repair to develop new technology and solutions to the climate emergency.

We are looking for a highly-motivated post-doctoral researcher to lead our work on Project 2.1: Direct Air Capture, CO2 Utilization and Nature-based Systems to Enable a Truly Circular Society. This project will help to identify and assess the priority technologies associated with Direct Air Capture (DAC) in order to define the strategy and focus areas for subsequent projects. It will address three specific objectives:

  • Identify and analyse the complete range of technology themes in the direct air capture /artificial photosynthesis, bioenergy and CO2 utilization fields.
  • Develop a qualitative scoring methodology for the technologies.
  • Conduct a high-level landscape review of the regulatory and commercial drivers in this area

Duties and responsibilities

You will carry out research to address the three key objectives of the project and author reports, presentations and papers on the findings. You may also play a role in co-supervising PhD and/or MSc students who join the Hitachi-Imperial Centre and interact closely with many other people engaged in the Centre within both Hitachi and Imperial.

Essential requirements

We are looking for a PhD graduate in an engineering or science subject with research experience in one or more of the following fields: CO2 removal from the atmosphere, nature-based carbon mitigation, CO2 utilisation. You should have a strong publication record and knowledge of a broad range of carbon removal/mitigation processes, techno-economic, whole-systems and life-cycle analysis.

Further Information

You can start immediately and the contract will run for 18 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 Nilay Shah (n.shah@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: ENG02390. 

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 Sunday 8 January 2023

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

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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