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Research Associate in Computational Mechanics

University of Glasgow - College of Science and Engineering: School of Engineering

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 to £39,610 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th May 2019
Closes: 27th June 2019
Job Ref: 026464

A two-year EPSRC funded Research Associate position is available within the Glasgow Computation Engineering Centre at the University of Glasgow. The ambitious project aims to apply the multiscale quasicontinuum (QC) method to granular systems using the discrete element modelling (DEM). A granular QC method would allow fully resolved discrete simulations in areas of interest (e.g. at localisations) but a more efficient coarse-grained continuum simulation to be carried out away from these areas. The Research Associate will develop an open-source granular QC method with the aim of significantly accelerating DEM simulations for problems with localisations and with multiphysical challenges (e.g. mechanical and thermal coupling).  You will become a member of the Glasgow Computation Engineering Centre (, a research group consisting of 10 academics with a wide range of interests in computational mechanics.

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, applied mathematics or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have a strong background in the computational modelling of granular systems.
  • Applications must have a strong background in the development of scientific/engineering software.
  • Applicants must have experience in engineering programming languages.
  • Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills and should be highly motivated.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Glasgow Computation Engineering Centre (

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in August 2019, with the anticipated start as soon as possible thereafter.

For more information and to apply online:

This position is full time and has funding up to 2 years in the first instance.

Closing Date 27 June 2019

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