|Salary:||£31,411 to £35,333|
|Placed On:||27th January 2023|
|Closes:||19th February 2023|
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in novel infrastructure research in the Faculty of Engineering’s brand-new facility on the University’s Langford Campus. This role is a fixed term post to support large-scale experimental activities as part of an EU funded project (ERIES). The UKCRIC Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility used to investigate the way in which structures interact with their foundations and the surrounding soil.
What will you be doing?
You will take a lead role in coordinating laboratory operations for ERIES funded projects. This includes hands-on construction of large-scale experiments in our 4m deep soil pit, and on our 6x4m seismic shaking table. You will work closely with senior technical staff and researchers to understand their requirements. You will direct the activities of other technical staff when needed.
You will be responsible for ensuring projects run safely and to schedule. This may include: building experiments according to agreed specifications, coordinating timely deliveries of materials, and planning lifting operations. Where problems arise, you will use initiative to seek solutions, acknowledging the limits of your expertise and escalating issues as appropriate.
Examples of activity include building retaining walls from precast concrete blocks within the soil pit and backfilling these with aggregate. You may need to make timber frames, or devise methods of mounting instrumentation to take reliable measurements during tests. You may need to assemble and install steel support structures and set up hydraulic actuators to apply loads to test items.
Although based at our Langford campus, you will sometimes need to travel to or work in the Faculty’s other laboratories on the main Clifton campus.
You should apply if
This is a fixed-term appointment for a full-time (1.0FTE) post for 1 year. However, we are happy to be flexible within the constraints of funding to accommodate a working pattern to suit the right candidate.
For informal queries please contact David Williams, Technical Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Anastasios Sextos, Principle Investigator, email@example.com.
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