Research Assistant/Associate (eROAD) - D74080R2

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Materials and Manufacturing

£26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)
£29,301 to £38,183 (PhD Awarded)

We are looking for a motivated and proactive person to become part of the team developing a “location-allocation” analysis tool, for National Grid demountable flood defences, and to take the lead in programming the tool using Python scripts in GIS. You will be expected to work with large datasets, containing flood information and asset information. You will need to be able to show initiative and drive the project, while still being able to fit into a team consisting of academics and industry partners.

You will have a first degree in civil engineering or related course and should have completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in relevant subject. You will also have previous experience of working in a research environment/team.

Good knowledge of computer coding is essential, preferably Python scripting for GIS. You need to be able to work with and manipulate large datasets and have expertise working with Excel. Skills in agent-based modelling software, and experience of using this, is desirable.

You will become part of the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Research group in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Newcastle University. This School was rated third on power in Civil Engineering in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (REF2014) and is at the forefront of infrastructure research.

This post is available fixed term for 1 year and is full time.

Informal enquiries to Sarah Dunn (; +44 (0)191 208 7886).

Click here for further details.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s 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.

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.

Previous applicant for vacancy D74080R need not apply.

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