06 Oct, 2021

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering

£45,610 - £63,483 yearly
  • UCL East Manufacturing Futures Lab
  • London, UK
Lecturer / Professor / Academic Education, Training & Academia

Job Description

UCL East

In our single biggest development since we were founded, UCL is expanding to east London. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL East will be dedicated to disruptive thinking and discovery across disciplines and beyond academic walls, to find solutions to the biggest challenges for future living. Opening in 2022 and 2023, UCL East will unite academic activities across experiments, arts, society and technology, integrating research and education, theory and practice – with cross-disciplinarity, innovation and public engagement. More than just a conventional campus, UCL East represents a future focused mindset. We will deliver new research, technology and innovation, and undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for up to 4,000 students.

Manufacturing Futures Lab

The Manufacturing Futures Lab (MFL) is spread across the top two floors of the Marshgate Building and will provide new state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research laboratories (see: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-east/academic-vision/manufacturing-futures-lab). The MFL will act as a focus for multidisciplinary manufacturing research that will deliver the sustainable products and processes of the future. The MFL is co-located with a new Experiential Learning and Research Hub (see: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-east/academic-vision/experiential-learning-and-research-hub) that provides laboratory and design facilities to support delivery of associated taught programmes.

The Position

The appointment will be on UCL Grade.

Develop a programme of original research and produce publications, as well as other research outputs, in the broad area of manufacturing related engineering.

Deliver multidisciplinary research and teaching activities that support UCL priorities.

Secure research grant funding in accordance with UCL Financial Regulations and the conditions of funding bodies.

Recruit, manage and lead researchers , ensure that research outputs are recorded, analysed and written up in a timely fashion and to deadlines.

Report to funding bodies and others as needed.

Submit papers to relevant journals and present at relevant conferences.

Lead and assist with curriculum development, including learning materials and schemes of work.

Keep accurate student records on progress, achievement and attendance.

Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including laboratory supervision, lectures and tutorials.

To participate in the development, administration and marking of different forms of assessment.

Provide pastoral care and support to students ,supervise and/or assist with supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and graduate research students.

Actively promote UCL East’s academic values of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and public engagement.

Maintain own continuing professional development, maintain awareness of, and actively follow, all UCL policies and Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.

Support and advance UCL’s equality, diversity, and inclusion ambitions.

Lead on the development of research promoting a holistic approach to manufacturing engineering related to functional materials/chemicals/pharmaceuticals manufacturing and/or nature inspired solutions.

Carry out and publish high-quality world-class research which complements the existing departmental and Faculty activities, and secure research grant funding to support your research programme.

Support postdoctoral research staff and PhD students, contribute to teaching existing or new taught modules in the areas relevant to the post.

Participate in departmental administrative, outreach, and enterprise activities.

Develop national and international partnerships with industry, academic institutions and other relevant organisations to maximise research impact.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Enquiries should be addressed to Professor Eva Sorensen (Head of Department) at e.sorensen@ucl.ac.uk.

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Ms Katy Le Lion (Departmental Manager) at chemeng.department.manager@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.


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