|Salary:||£30,000 to £35,000|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
Length of contract: 15 month FTC
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Engineering graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The successful candidate will undertake a 15-month collaborative project between Farrat Isolevel Ltd (a family owned and operated business operating in the construction, industrial and power generation sectors) and the University of Salford (School of Science, Engineering & Environment).
This post is a dynamic role looking to develop and implement a vibro-acoustic simulation strategy that integrates experimental measurements and numerical models, all within a mixed fidelity framework. Based in Altrincham, Cheshire you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking scientific research work. In addition to working in a commercial company in close contact with other staff, the Associate will gain experience of being a key player within the growth of the business. It is hoped that the associate will secure a full time position with the company partner on successful completion of the KTP as a permanent employee in order to implement the methodology on real world projects and to continue to support R&D activities.
This project will provide Farrat with the tools and capability necessary to maintain the high levels of innovation critical to their growth strategy in the long term. In particular, the project aims to embed within the company a novel hybrid measurement/modelling methodology for the prediction of vibration and structure borne noise based on cutting edge research carried out at the University of Salford by the academic team. A key challenge of this project will be to apply a now well-established measurement procedure for the characterisation of building and machine installation sub-systems and to combine this data with other sub-system elements that can be modelled, e.g. using finite elements or statistical energy analysis. Such approaches are generally only employed by high tech industries such as automotive and aerospace so their use within the building and construction industry is cutting edge in terms of application and reflects the ambition of Farrat Isolovel to become world leaders in their field.
The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. The KTP Associate will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £5,000 in addition to their salary and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification.
Please address all the role requirements in your application, even if these are also covered by your CV.
For more information and to apply for this vacancy, please visit Research & Development Engineer (KTP Associate) - University of Salford VX (tal.net)
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