Research Assistant/Associate (Wind Storm Resilience Modelling of Electrical Infrastructure) - D73228R2

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

£27,285 to £28,936 (PhD nearing submission)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded or equivalent substantial experience)
pro rata where part time.

You will be a motivated and proactive person joining a team developing tools to collect and interpret information regarding damage to buildings and infrastructure and disruptions to communities resulting from earthquakes. You will have the opportunity to visit regions that have recently experienced an earthquake, to help develop and test tools, which will take the form of Android apps that can be used by experts and novices alike and that can tap into social media streams to obtain information. You will also be required to test how good the information that these applications can gather when used by experts and novices. 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 PhD awarded or nearing submission (or have substantial equivalent experience) in civil or structural engineering, and experience in earthquake engineering. You will require the knowledge to observe collapsed or damaged buildings and determine the cause of collapse the collapse.  You will also require the ability to develop have used statistical methods in the analysis of these datasets.

You will need to have a good knowledge of computer coding preferably with the ability to develop android based apps. You should also have a working understanding of GIS and the ability to work with social media streams. Programming in other languages such as Python is desirable, as is knowledge of and producing and maintaining a web site to support the project.

This post is fixed term for 3 years full time (100% FTE) or is available for 5 years part time (60% FTE).

Informal enquiries to Sean Wilkinson ( ; +44 (0)191 208 8876).

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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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