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Research Associate x 2 (200908)

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £32,236 to £35,211
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Closes: 28th April 2019
Job Ref: 224104

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland. As a leading international technological university, Strathclyde University is recognised for its world-class research, knowledge exchange and educational programmes. At the heart of this is the Faculty of Engineering, which boasts a growing research portfolio of nearly £100 million.

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering is a world-leader in research, whose main interests lie in: Ship Design, Stability and Safety, Marine Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures, Ocean Engineering, Marine Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Offshore Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels. The Department makes a significant contribution to National, European and International policy-making in Marine Technology research and its application.

As part of a significant Industry-University partnership involving, in the first instance, the University of Strathclyde – Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and DNV GL Classification Society, a Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of Excellence has been set up. The vision is to establish a world-class centre of excellence, a reference and a shaping force of maritime safety. The mission of the centre is to support the development and nurture the implementation of Life-Cycle Risk Management, accounting rationally and formally for all cost-effective measures of risk reduction and leading to sustainable cost-effective safety improvement for new and existing ships and offshore assets and to the development of a modern regulatory framework to support and nurture safety culture.

MSRC seeks to employ a Research Associate to participate in an ongoing research project. The post holder will work on the EU-funded Horizon2020 project “Transport: Advanced and Modular – TrAM”. The main aim of the project is to develop and validate a concept for waterborne transport by implementing modular design and production methods, with a main focus on electrically powered vessels operating in protected waters (coastal areas and inland waterways). The project will lead to significant reduction of construction costs and engineering hours for new vessels, operating with zero emissions. The appointee will join a multidisciplinary international team with industrial partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK.

As a Research Associate, you will play a key role in this project as part of a team, working under the general supervision of more senior colleagues. You will conduct literature reviews, develop new ship designs, analyse their performance and optimise them, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys, collect and collate data, and undertake and record the outcomes of experiments. You will manage and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines and you will write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications. You will input as a team member to administrative activities and assist, where required, with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

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