D89402R - Research Assistant/Associate

Newcastle University - Materials and Manufacturing

Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

School of Engineering

Salary: £27,285 to £28,936 (PhD nearing completion)
            £29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

You will work on the development of mechanically based analytical models of landslide initiation in the framework of the limit analysis method to be employed in the context of landslide susceptibility mapping and to assess the performance of non-linear artificial slope profiles (in terms of stability and erosion control) that can be used to reshape natural slopes to increase their stability. The performance of optimal engineered slopes profiled will be analysed with the slopes subjected to various future climate and ageing scenarios. 

The project will involve high degrees of collaboration with multiple partner institutes. You will be expected to help the Principal Investigator with report writing and will be responsible for collecting and editing scientific and administrative reports.

You will have been awarded (or be close to obtaining) a (PhD) in Geotechnical Engineering.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong analytical and numerical skills. Experience in the use of limit analysis is highly desirable.

This post is available immediately on a full time fixed term basis until 31st May 2019.

Informal inquiries to Prof. Stefano Utili at stefano.utili@newcastle.ac.uk  


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Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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