Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to a project: Phobos Sample Return Thruster Plume Contamination working with Dr Craig White (University of Glasgow), Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd, and the European Space Agency. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in rarefied gas dynamics and the direct simulation Monte Carlo numerical technique. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum and is available on a full time basis, 35 hours per week or pro rata to 0.7 FTE, 24.5 hours per week.

This position has funding for up to 10 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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