Research Associate investigating façade fires using computational methods
Imperial College Hazelab is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Thermofluids division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and is led by Prof. Guillermo Rein. It is one of the largest fire science groups in Europe and carries out world-leading research in both fundamental and applied aspects of fire science and engineering. We recently obtained industrial funding to develop and study standard testing of façade fires using...
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- Reference ENG01383
- Date posted 7 September 2020
- Closing date 6 October 2020
Imperial College Hazelab is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Thermofluids division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and is led by Prof. Guillermo Rein. It is one of the largest fire science groups in Europe and carries out world-leading research in both fundamental and applied aspects of fire science and engineering.
We recently obtained industrial funding to develop and study standard testing of façade fires using computational methods and models. As such, we are looking to hire a Research Associate to assist in our research which will ultimately boost our understanding of how to make building facades safe from fire.
This funding has been awarded following events in recent history which have brought fire safety to the forefront of building design and enquiry. Your research will contribute to the future of building façade policy, with the view to prevent future disasters.
Duties and responsibilities
As a Research Associate on this project, you will be expected to work in conjunction with others in the development of techniques focusing on understanding façade fires and building safety.
- study the problem of façade fire spread using computational models
- plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims.
- generate and display the results and interpret their physical implications.
- write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via presentations and the internet.
- present research findings to colleagues and at conferences.
- liaise with industrial partners and develop contacts and research collaborations within the Department and wider academic community.
- You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics.
- You must have a degree, or master’s degree, in a relevant subject
- You must have knowledge of fire spread and combustion, and the ability to apply this knowledge to buildings would be considered a significant advantage.
- An understanding of building facades would be useful knowledge for this position.
This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.
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