Research Assistant - in Coal Mine Methane and Coalbed Methane Technology

Location
London
Salary
£33,380 – £35,061
Posted
Feb 20, 2019
Closes
Mar 20, 2019
Ref
ENG00665
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Technican
Job description Job summary
The Minerals, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group (MERG) at Imperial College is internationally recognised as a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in applied engineering research, attracting funding from UK Research Councils, the European Commission, world leading oil and gas operators and minerals producers, as well as the Government. The Group is carrying out research into innovative field monitoring, modelling and control techniques on coal mine methane and coalbed methane in a number of projects in collaboration with industry and research partners in different European countries.

A Research Assistant position within MERG is available as part of a wider research programme on coal mine and coalbed methane technology involving both surface and subsurface drilled horizontal and vertical well methane drainage/production techniques. The successful candidate will join a large research group of post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers and work closely with research institutions and the coal mining industry in the UK, Slovenia, Poland, Germany and France. In particular, the post holder will carry out theoretical research on performance assessment of underground and surface methane extraction boreholes/wells.

Applicants should hold BSc/BEng and an MSc (or equivalent) degrees in engineering and meet the PhD admission requirements of Imperial College. Background and good understanding of mining engineering and/or coalbed methane reservoir engineering fundamentals is essential. Knowledge of the use of relevant software is highly desirable.

The successful applicant will be required to register for a PhD degree at Imperial College.

This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not reapply.
Duties and responsibilities

  • You will conduct numerical modelling research on coal mine and coalbed methane flow characteristics;

  • You will carry out coal mine stress and gas flow analysis research utilising coal mine monitored data

  • You will carry out horizontal and vertical well gas production performance research under different field and coalbed reservoir conditions;

  • When required, you will set up and conduct laboratory experiments on coal mechanical and gas flow properties characterisation;

  • You will present reports on research undertaken at progress meetings with research partners;

  • You will prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals and conferences.


Essential requirements
To be eligible for this position you should meet the following criteria:
  • You should hold a BSc/BEng and an MSc (or equivalent) degrees in engineering or physical-sciences and meet the PhD admission requirements of Imperial College.
  • You will have a good understanding of subsurface rock engineering and/or reservoir engineering fundamentals.
  • You will have experience in coal mining or reservoir engineering research
  • Knowledge of the use of relevant numerical modelling software would be desirable
  • Experience of working in or with industry would be an advantage.
Further information
This is a fixed term position for up to 36 months.

The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Sevket Durucan ( s.durucan@imperial.ac.uk ), Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7354.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Katie Rycraft at k.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk

Should you encounter any technical difficulties whilst applying please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ and search using reference number ENG00665. Applications must include College application form quoting job reference number on the form, together with a CV, full degree transcripts and the names and addresses of two referees.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see  https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/  

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

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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.

 

 

 
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About Imperial College London
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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.

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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.

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  • 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.