Research Assistant/Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join Science for Clean Energy (S4CE), a multidisciplinary consortium established to understand fundamental mechanisms underpinning sub-surface geo-energy operations, including fluid transport and reactivity in porous media. The project is funded by the European Commission and involves various European academic institutions in addition to industrial partners with active field operations...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00345
  • Date posted 10 May 2018
  • Closing date 10 June 2018

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join Science for Clean Energy (S4CE), a multidisciplinary consortium established to understand fundamental mechanisms underpinning sub-surface geo-energy operations, including fluid transport and reactivity in porous media. The project is funded by the European Commission and involves various European academic institutions in addition to industrial partners with active field operations (carbon sequestration, enhanced geothermal energy, enhanced oil recovery and natural gas production).

This post will be hosted in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) under the supervision of Dr. Ronny Pini.

Duties and responsibilities

The research work will focus on the study of the sorption properties of porous materials, including both natural and engineered samples, using conventional experimental methods as well as novel approaches that use imaging technologies. The RA will use experimental facilities in the laboratory of the PI to carry out these measurements using various gases at elevated pressures.

Essential requirements

Applications are encouraged from candidates with or near completion of a PhD degree in chemical engineering or a related field.

The successful applicant will have:

  1. proven world-class research track record in any of the above areas, as evidenced by first-author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and
  2. proven experience in the characterisation of gas adsorption and transport in porous materials.

Moreover, he/she will be expected to publish his/her work in international refereed journals and to present it at relevant international conferences.

 

Further information

The post is available immediately with appointment for 18 months in the first instance. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Ronny Pini – r.pini@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, please select the "Apply now" button at the top of this page. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission.

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

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Sneha Saunders (s.saunders@imperial.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 10 June 2018.

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

 

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Additional information

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