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Research Assistant (Interface Design for Vibration Testing)

Swansea University - Engineering

Location: Swansea
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199 per annum, with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 9th December 2018
Job Ref: AC03155

Contract Type Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date 09-12-2018

Salary Grade 7 - £29,515 to £33,199 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Please note this is a fixed term for 35 hours per week until 30 June 2020

Main Purpose of the Post

The Aerospace Engineering and Structures Research Group in the College of Engineering are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher (grade 7) to join a multi-institution project to create “digital twins” for dynamics applications. The project is a consortium between the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Liverpool, Southampton and Swansea and nine industrial partners. The Swansea contribution to this project is focussed on the structural components and how the assembly process affects the development of a digital twins. This theme will include the propagation of uncertainty during assembly using ideas of substructuring, optimal testing of components and validation of their associated models, modelling and uncertainty quantification of joints, and the robust design of assembled structures. This theme has large overlaps with other themes within the project led by other universities, and hence will have significant opportunities for collaboration.

The DigiTwin Network will provide a UK wide network of excellence employing 8 Researchers (including this post) and 10 Linked PhD studentships. Research activities will be complemented by network-wide events including a comprehensive programme of scientific meetings and a smaller number of training events. In addition, consortium members are expected to disseminate their research results at leading international conferences, all of which will provide excellent career development opportunities. The Digital Twins project is aligned with the Swansea University IMPACT operations research theme in Advanced Structural Mechanics.


The IMPACT (Innovative Materials, Processing And numeriCal Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Swansea University. IMPACT will deliver a research centre in a new purpose built facility with state-of-the-art equipment, embedded in the Swansea Bay Campus College of Engineering. It will provide a sustainable, highly competitive, world-class resource and capacity in Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies, driving innovation within Advanced Engineering and Materials, Wales’ Smart Specialisation Grand Challenge area. IMPACT will house world leading researchers, developing collaborative partnerships, world class publications and national and international presence to build the capability of the College and successfully compete for and secure additional research funding aligned to the operation’s thematic areas of: Next Generation Materials Property Measurement, Future Manufacturing Technologies, Vapour Deposition Cluster, Advanced Structural Mechanics, Metal Technology Centre.

Informal Queries

Enquiries are welcomed, please contact Mike Friswell, Chair in Aerospace Structures, by

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Interview Date: TBC

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