Research Associate

Department of Chemical Engineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 11th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £41,593 - £49,210
  • REF: ENG02000
  • Closes: 13th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

he Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a highly motivated researcher to work as Research Assistant in the Molecular Systems Engineering ( MSE ) Group under the sponsorship of ExxonMobil Research

The aim of the project is to develop a molecular model to study the flow and separation of mixtures through nanoporous media. The project is fully computational in nature and will involve close interaction with the sponsors.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To develop, code and run molecular dynamics simulations models to describe the flow of fluid mixtures through nanoporous structures

 

    • To calculate the transport and thermophysical properties of mixtures, considering variations in the structural configurations of the pores.

 

    • To provide input to the design and to identify key features for experimental setups to test, develop and validate separation processes and flow patterns in shale oil reservoirs.

 

    • Design of molecular simulation models to describe the flow of fluids through nanoporous membranes.

 

  • To perform and analyse the non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations leading to the study of the variables involved in the separation of organic mixtures with nanoporous media.

Essential requirements

    • We are seeking a professional who is confident in the use of common computer languages and with demonstrable experience in the area of atomistic and coarse-grained simulation of fluids.

 

    • Hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials, or a closely related discipline with a specialisation in molecular modelling of fluids, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

 

  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.

Further Information

The post is available as soon as possible for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Erich A Muller ( e.muller@imperial.ac.uk ).

To apply, please click the Apply now button at the top of the page. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission. Candidates will need to complete an online application and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and asked to perform some example calculations.

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 13 February 2022

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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

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