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Research Associate (Postdoc) studying PeatFires in the Thermofluids Division of Imperial College, London

Imperial College London

Research Associate* in the Thermofluids Division

Imperial College London - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 27th July 2017
Closes: 24th August 2017
Job Ref: EN20170238SA

Salary in the range: £36,070- £43,350 per annum(Maximum salary on appointment will be £37,970 per annum)

Fixed-term appointment available for up to 1 year in the first instance

South Kensington Campus

The Thermofluids Division wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research into smouldering combustion at Imperial College London.

Imperial College Hazelab is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Thermofluids Division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is led by Dr 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.

The Research Associate will be involved in an ERC funded project, HAZE, which focuses on tackling the global problem of smouldering peat megafires. The project will involve the study of smouldering peat, analysing its mechanisms of spread. The outcome of the study will boost our understanding of how smouldering fires ignite, spread and extinguish. The project will require extensive knowledge of combustion and heat transfer.

Applicants will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Fire Safety Engineering, and a first degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline.  A strong knowledge of combustion and heat transfer is essential. Experimental or computational experience within the fields of combustion and heat transfer is essential. Experience with fire work is desirable.

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Dr Guillermo Rein at g.rein@imperial.ac.uk or +44(0) 20 7594 7036.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website.  Please click ‘apply’ below or go to http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20170238SAYou must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Helen Stoneham, Departmental Resources Administrator at: h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £31,740 – £33,370 per annum

Closing date: 24 August 2017 (midnight BST)

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