Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Imperial College London has an opening postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is September 26, 2018.

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
- 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
- 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. 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 or Dr Gbemi Oluleye at Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Miss Laila Pastor at, to request an application form. For technical issues when applying online, please contact: Interviews will take place on 17th October 2018


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