Research Fellow

The University of Manchester - School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Closing Date: 27/08/2017
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: As soon as possible until 31st July 2022
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate: School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Hours Per week: Full Time
Salary: £39,324 - £48,327 per annum according to relevant experience and qualifications. 
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: S&E-010435

A Research Fellow position is available for five years for an outstanding and highly motivated person to undertake theoretical development and computational modelling of physical and mechanical problems on discrete topological manifolds. You will join the Mechanics and Physics of Solids Research Team and bring complimentary expertise in theoretical, mathematical and/or computational physics. They will be expected to undertake independent as well as collaborative research in their area of scholarship and across the existing areas in the team, which include mechanics and physics of man-made and natural materials, computational mechanics and high performance computing. They will provide gradually leadership in publishing high-quality research outputs and in research funding applications. By providing space for dedication to research with reduced teaching commitment, the post is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build a world-leading position in their area and beyond.

You should have a PhD in theoretical, mathematical or computational physics with proven track record of high-quality publications in your area of scholarship corresponding to the requirements for academic posts. Knowledge of mathematical areas relevant to discrete physics and mechanics, such as discrete exterior calculus and algebraic topology, is highly desirable. You should have experience in developing or participating in the development of research funding applications. You should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, oral and written communication skills, as the job will require working under your own initiative, supervising research students, participating effectively in meetings with academic and industrial partners and disseminating your findings efficiently.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Professor Andrey Jivkov


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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