Research Assistant

Job summary

Salary range: £33,380- £35,061 per annum (pro-rata) An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to assist with the delivery of a UKERC Whole Systems Networking project, which aims to increase visibility of underrepresented groups in the energy sector. This project will look to identify issues relating to diversity, gender and inclusivity within the broad research theme of decarbonisation of heat’, and arrange events that...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00279
  • Date posted 10 September 2018
  • Closing date 26 September 2018

Job description

Job summary

Salary range: £33,380- £35,061 per annum (pro-rata)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to assist with the delivery of a UKERC Whole Systems Networking project, which aims to increase visibility of underrepresented groups in the energy sector. This project will look to identify issues relating to diversity, gender and inclusivity within the broad research theme of decarbonisation of heat’, and arrange events that will increase visibility of underrepresented groups. Working closely with Dr Zoe M Harris, Research Associate, Centre for Environmental Policy and Dr Gembi Oluleye, Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, the post holder will communicate and collaborate with leading experts and early career researchers working in the field of decarbonisation of heat across academia, policy and industry.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

• To conduct some fundamental research to identify issues of representation in this sector.
• To design and deliver a questionnaire to be circulated amongst researchers to gauge their views and challenges regarding diversity in their sector.
• To prepare a report outlining key issues and how these can be addressed within academia to ensure full utilisation of the UK’s capacity.
• To plan and arrange key meetings/events
• To perform administrative duties required for the project such as booking venues for the events/meetings.
• To work closely with UKERC to engage with important stakeholders from various funding bodies, policy and industry.
• To contribute to the development of techniques and methods, for the collection and analysis of data
• To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
• To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings

Essential requirements

Essential requirements

• A BSc (or equivalent) in any subject area, ideally in environmental sciences or engineering.
• Experience undertaking independent research
• Experience preparing reports
• Knowledge of research surrounding decarbonisation of heat
• A MSc (or equivalent) in any subject area, ideally in environmental sciences or engineering would be desirable

You must also be able to demonstrate

• Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce reports of adequate standard
• Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people
• Ability to prioritise tasks and organise work effectively to meet deadlines
• Ability to work well independently, and as part of a team
• Problem solving skills and a flexible approach to work
• High degree of motivation and passion about increasing visibility of underrepresented groups in research through supporting diversity and gender equality.

Further information

This is a part time, fixed term position for 17.5 hours per week, available until 31 March 2019.

Applications from female candidates are encouraged, including those who wish to return to academia following a career break.

For informal queries about the post please contact Dr Zoe M Harris at z.harris@imperial.ac.uk or Dr Gbemi Oluleye at o.oluleye@imperial.ac.uk.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Miss Laila Pastor at l.pastor@imperial.ac.uk, to request an application form.

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

Interviews will take place on 17th October 2018

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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.