Research Associate in Parallel Software for Mechanics

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

Closing Date : 09/11/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : Available from 1st February 2018 for 36 Months.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering.
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full Time.
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-10813.

You will be directly responsible for the technical work within Work Package (WP) 2 of GEMS “Software implementation for massively parallel computations”, reporting to the WP2 lead, Dr Margetts, and the project lead, Prof Jivkov. While being guided by Dr Margetts, who is an expert in parallelisation of FEA software, you will work closely with the existing researcher on WP1 “Theoretical and mathematical basis”, Dr Kosmas, to understand and implement the requirements from theoretical perspective, and the future researcher on WP3 “Demonstration and validation” to understand and implement the requirements from engineering user perspective.

You will be expected to apply your expertise in parallel software development with creativity and imagination in order to deliver optimal and excellently documented computational implementation of the new technology, ready for use by engineering and materials researchers. You will join the Mechanics and Physics of Solids Research Team, comprising four academics and variable number of PDRAs and PhD students, and will be expected to collaborate and support team members within your area of expertise if required. 

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Andrey Jivkov


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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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