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Research Associate (243201)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering - Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 29th September 2019
Job Ref: 241768

Term: Fixed (until 31 May 2022)

This is a unique opportunity to join an internationally leading Maritime Human Factors group based at the University of Strathclyde and work on the EU H2020 SAFEMODE project which brings together the key stakeholders across the Aviation and Maritime sectors.

SAFEMODE is a ~10 million euros, 3 years project, carried out by a consortium of 33 partners from all over world mainly from the EU, Russia, China, Indonesia and the Philippines. This project is funded by the EU H2020 scheme and the main aim of SAFEMODE project is to develop a novel HUman Risk Informed Design (HURID) framework in order to identify, collect and assess Human Factors data to inform risk-based design of systems and operation in aviation and maritime transport.

The focus will be to reduce risks for safety critical situations, (e.g. mid-air collisions, grounding, evacuation, runway excursions etc.) through the enhancement of human performance. This will be achieved through investigation of past accidents, incidents, near-misses, reports, data from everyday operations, including previously unknown uncertainties such as increasing levels of automation and increased number of drones in transportation. Full details of the SAFEMODE project including full list of partners can be found through the following link (

As a Research Associate, you will play a key role in SAFEMODE project, by bringing your expertise in risk assessment, modelling and safety management (especially in modelling of human risk and reliability). In the project you will require to work with historic data including creation of databases and qualitative and quantitative analyses. Although it is not essential, knowledge or experience in advanced approaches such as text mining, machine learning etc. would be advantageous and in order to deal with these tasks good programming skills are required.

The appointee will join a multidisciplinary international team with industrial partners coming from EU and beyond, and as such you may be required to travel for project meetings and to undertake specific research activity.

Under the general guidance of a research leader you will develop research objectives and proposals, play a lead role in relation to a specific project/s or part of a broader project, conduct individual and/or collaborative research, contribute to the development of new research methods, identify sources of funding, and contribute to the securing of funds for research, including drafting grant proposals and planning for future proposals. You will write up research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences. You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform departmental teaching effort and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives which establish research links with industry and influence public policy and the professions.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Rafet Emek Kurt, Senior Lecturer, / 01415484697.

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