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Research Associate and PhD Studentship positions available

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London

Research Associates

Salary in the range: £23,850 to £26,520 per annum
Fixed Term Appointment for up to 42 months starting from 1 April 2007

Four research associate positions are available to carry out research in the area of Molecular Systems Engineering developing model-based approaches and tools to create products and processes by making design decisions at the level of the molecules and of the material, in addition to manipulating the operating conditions and process topology. The posts are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as part of a multidisciplinary project involving a team with expertise in thermodynamics, molecular modelling and systems engineering, led by six academics of international standing in the areas: Dr Claire Adjiman, Dr Amparo Galindo, Prof George Jackson, Dr Erich Müller, Prof Costas Pantelides and Prof Stratos Pistikopoulos.

One or more of the following areas of expertise will be required:

   1.      Quantum mechanical calculations and transition state determination.

   2.      Statistical mechanics, equations of state and phase equilibrium solution methods.  

   3.      Molecular simulation including coarse-graining techniques

   4.      Classical density functional approaches and advanced numerical techniques.

You should have a PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry or related subject. The posts are available from 1 April 2007, for up to 42 months. A job description and an application form can be obtained from the following website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment/research. Alternatively, please contact Ms Cristina Romano, Email: [log in to unmask].

Completed application forms including a CV, list of publications and the names of two referees should be sent to Ms Cristina Romano by email or to the Department of Chemical Engineering, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK. Closing date for applications:  10 March 2007

'Imperial College is ranked in the top ten universities of the world, according to the 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement league tables.

PhD studentships

Four PhD studentships are available to carry out research in the area of Molecular Systems Engineering, developing model-based approaches and tools to create products and processes by making design decisions at the level of the molecules and of the material, in addition to manipulating the operating conditions and process topology. The successful candidates will get a unique opportunity to develop modelling and computational skills by working on challenging problems at the interface between chemical engineering and chemistry. The posts are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as part of a multidisciplinary project involving a team of academics and postdoctoral researchers with expertise in thermodynamics and systems engineering. The PhD students will also collaborate with industrial partners from a range of sectors (pharma, personal care, fine chemicals).

Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or mathematics. The stipend is of the order of £14,500/pa. In addition, home fees will be covered (i.e. the fees applicable for most UK and EU students). Candidates who are liable for overseas fees must seek alternative funding for those fees. The posts are available from 1 October 2007 for 48 months.

An application form can be obtained from the following website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment/research. Alternatively, please contact Ms Cristina Romano, Email: [log in to unmask].

Completed application forms including a CV, transcripts and the names of two referees should be sent to Ms Cristina Romano by email or to the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK.

'Imperial College is ranked in the top ten universities of the world, according to the 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement league tables.'