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Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: ENG175R

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work on the ongoing research projects conducted by the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research (CADR) in the broad area of applications of nonlinear dynamics to engineering design, specifically for energy industry. CADR, founded in 2003, has a strong focus on application theory of dynamical systems to science and engineering. 

This Research Fellow post will support the ongoing research projects in the broad area of applications of nonlinear dynamics to engineering design, specifically for energy industry, such as development of vibrational energy harvesters utilising and developing our existing experimental rigs. The post is available for 3 years and the researcher will be based at the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research.

The successful candidate should have PhD in Engineering, or closely related areas and should have strong background in Nonlinear Dynamics, engineering design and experimental studies, and be well versed in programming. Also, the candidate should have a proven track record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and be able to contribute to teaching of UG/PGT students. The role requires someone who is good at problem solving, with excellent programming and software development skills, the ability to work on their own and to produce reports for industrial as well as academic outputs.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6, £34,304 - £40,927 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is available to cover a period of research, it is available for 3 years.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis. For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23rd September 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia e.pavlovskaia@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Pavlovskaia

Please quote reference number ENG175R on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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