Senior Research Fellow (3 posts)

University of Huddersfield - Institute of Railway Research

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) is looking for professional engineers with an eye to the future. Whether it is helping to solve the engineering challenges of today’s railway or conducting research to shape the future of the industry, you will enjoy a variety of technical challenges.

The IRR provides a range of specialist railway research and development across a wide range of engineering and safety-risk based areas. We work with industrial and academic research partners across Europe on a variety of projects which will influence the future development of rail transport.

Our research programme requires high calibre engineers with a wide range of skills. However we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mathematical modelling and simulation of mechanical / dynamic systems
  • Vehicle-track interaction
  • Wheel-rail interface engineering
  • Mechanical design and finite elements methods

Whilst experience in the railway industry is desirable, your experience may have been gained in a range of related areas including automotive and aerospace engineering.

To take advantage of this opportunity you will need to have a strong academic track record together with excellent technical skills and an enthusiasm for new challenges. You will also need to be a specialist in a relevant engineering discipline and have the professional credibility and vision to produce world class research.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary together with excellent holidays, a career average pension scheme and other benefits.

To view the range of opportunities available and to make an application please visit where you will also find contact details if you wish to talk to us informally before making an application.

This is an open-ended appointment and is dependent upon the availability of specific funding in this School.  In the event of there being no further funding available to support this post you will receive appropriate notification of the termination of your employment in accordance with contractual provisions.

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit

Interview Date: 29 November 2017

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