Research Associate in the Dynamics Group

Imperial College London - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Salary in the range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum(Maximum salary on appointment will be £42,200 per annum)

Fixed-term appointment available for up to 2 years in the first instance

South Kensington Campus

The Dynamics Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in the Mechanical Engineering Department, wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research developing efficient nonlinear solvers with preconditioners for large scale harmonic balance analysis at Imperial College London. 

The Research Associate will be involved in a project to conduct research developing efficient nonlinear solvers.  The project will require extensive liaison with industrial partners.  The project is funded by Innovate UK and the project provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with industry.

Applicants will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subject i.e. applied mathematics or computational mechanics and a first degree (or equivalent) in applied mathematics or computational mechanics. In addition, a background in analytical nonlinear dynamic analysis is essential.  Experience with experimental vibration techniques and data analysis is highly beneficial to this post.

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Professor Norbert Hoffman at  or +44(0) 20 7594 1458.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website.  Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160362SAyou must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered.  

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Ms C Soulal, Academic Administrator at: to request an application form.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Closing date: 8 November 2016 (midnight GMT)

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