Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. The post will be based at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. You will study, and simulate in the laboratory, the organic compound responses provided by mass spectrometry around the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. You will also become a member of the Impacts and Astromaterials Research Centre comprising planetary...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00721
  • Date posted 15 February 2019
  • Closing date 20 March 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. The post will be based at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London.

You will study, and simulate in the laboratory, the organic compound responses provided by mass spectrometry around the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. You will also become a member of the Impacts and Astromaterials Research Centre comprising planetary scientists from both the Natural History Museum and Imperial College London.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Operate and interpret data from gas chromatographs and stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers

  • Attend weekly group/project meetings and monthly laboratory meetings

  • Present results in internal seminars and at national and international conferences

  • Write monthly internal progress documents and high-quality draft publications

  • Participate where appropriate in the supervision of MSci, MSc and PhD students

Essential requirements

Applicants should have: 

  • Completed or be close to completing their PhD (or equivalent) in a subject that involves significant amounts of analytical chemistry (Earth science, Geochemistry, Chemistry, Planetary Science, etc.)
  • Experience of appropriate sample preparation techniques
  • Background in analytical chemistry
  • Experience with appropriate mass spectrometry methods

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term position until 11th March 2022. 

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum. 

Further information can be obtained from Professor Mark Sephton (m.a.sephton@imperial.ac.uk). 

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

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Katie Rycraft at k.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk

The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

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

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.