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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 www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

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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