Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Modelling of Complex Materials, - Ref:1569733

UCL Department / Division: Chemistry
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £33,686 - £40,716 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, and will work on providing guiding theoretical principles and computational methods for the design of novel materials based on their atomic composition and structure.

The post holder will use a multiscale modelling approach which couples various forms of particle to continuum representations of complex materials. The work will be performed collaboratively in conjunction with experimental groups within academia and industry and will exploit state of the art computational resources at UCL, nationally and internationally.

The post is funded by UCL and is available for a period of 2 years initially, and the appointment will start on 1st October 2016 or soon thereafter.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in an area of mathematical, physical, chemical, engineering and computer sciences or related areas (or about to be awarded a PhD), and extensive experience of fluid dynamics, biomedical research and colloidal and/or polymer physics.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please include a publication list along with CV.

To apply for the vacancy please follow the link and click on 'Apply Now'.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney (
Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James -

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Closing Date: 11 Sep 2016
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59

Job Description & Person Specification