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Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Belfast
Salary: £33,199 to £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 12th March 2019
Job Ref: 19/107193

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

To join the Advanced Composites Research Group (ACRG) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and contribute to world-leading research in the modelling of composite materials and structures.

Develop research proposals, for submission to funding bodies, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD in some aspect of computational modelling of composites
  • 2:1 or higher honours degree in mechanical/aerospace/materials engineering or closely related field.
  • Relevant research experience with:
    -  A sufficient breadth of knowledge of composite materials and their utilisation.
    -  A knowledge of composite damage mechanics.
    -  A thorough understanding of the Finite Element Method and computational modelling.
    -  Experience in Fortran coding.
    -  An understanding of structural testing and material characterisation methods.
    -  Experience in proposal writing and research programme development.
  • Assisting in the supervision of undergraduate research projects.
  • Ability to plan and manage a research project.

Salary scale: £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Tuesday 12 March 2019

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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