Research Associate - Fluids Structure and Transport Properties in Unconventional Pores
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Chemistry,Computer Science,Computer Science,Engineering and Technology,Chemical Engineering
Short info about job
Company: University College London
Department: UCL Department of Chemical Engineering
Salary: £34,056 to £36,923 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1480 8547882
Fax: +44-141 8436645
Detail information about job Research Associate - Fluids Structure and Transport Properties in Unconventional Pores. Terms and conditions vacancy
The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the general area of simulations and modelling of fluids confined in narrow realistic pores.
The post holder will support the consortium ShaleXenvironmenT (https://shalexenvironment.org), which is funded by Horizon 2020, as well as the consortium Science 4 Clean Energy, also funded by Horizon 2020, which will start in September 2017. Most of the research will be based on molecular simulations, including molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, but meso-scale approaches including theoretical models such as the Effective Medium Theory and stochastic approaches such as kinetic Monte Carlo will also be a possible approach. Understanding of statistical mechanics, molecular simulations, and also experimental measurements is required for success. The position might lead to a close collaboration with industry, and as such high levels of communication proficiency are required.
The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance and is available as of October 2017.
The candidate will have or is expected to soon obtain a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate should have experience in programming in Fortran, C, or similar languages. The candidate should have demonstrated familiarity with (a) theories for fluid transport (diffusion and/or flow) in porous media, such as the Effective Medium Theory, (b) statistical approaches to model transport such as kinetic Monte Carlo, and (c) molecular simulation codes and algorithms (GROMACS, LAMMPS, DLPOLY or similar), and (d) free energy calculations and statistical mechanical approaches to interpret them. In the application the candidate should demonstrate her/his ability to analyse, develop and solve open-ended engineering problems. The successful candidate should be able to manage time and work to deadlines. It is expected that the successful candidate will have published several scientific manuscripts in first-tier journals.
Desirable qualifications include, a demonstrated knowledge of statistical mechanics, classic thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and the UNIX/Linux operating system.
UCL vacancy reference: 1664411
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Striolo ([email protected]).
Closing Date: 16 September 2017
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
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