Research Fellow in Structural Health Monitoring

University of Surrey - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the area of Structural Health Monitoring. The successful applicant will work on the EPSRC-funded project “An integrated physics-based and data-driven approach to structural condition identification”. The project is closely aligned with Surrey’s research themes: Urban Living, Sustainability and Digital Innovation.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be hosted at Centre for Infrastructure Systems Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Ying Wang, and will be responsible for both modelling and experimental parts of this project. Specific tasks include: 1) Experimental investigation of a steel beam with end bolt connections under different damage scenarios; 2) Constructing and calibrating a finite element model using the experimental results; 3) Development of an integrated algorithm for structural condition identification.

The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Engineering or Computer Science, with a deep understanding of structural health monitoring (SHM). The candidate will have research experience in at least one SHM approach, i.e. physics-based method and/or data-driven algorithms. Experience with the application of machine learning algorithm to SHM is highly desirable. Strong communication/interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently are essential.

This post is offered on a full time, fixed term contract with funding for 12 months. The expected starting date is 1st April 2018 or earlier, depending on availability. Interviews are expected to be held on 19th-20th February 2018.

Enquiries can be addressed to Dr Ying Wang ying.wang@surrey.ac.uk.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,688) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£31,604).

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