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Research Assistant/Associate in Infrastructure Asset Management (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: NM40231

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work with the Research Hub for Decarbonised Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures (DARe). The researcher will play a key role in developing techniques and algorithms to model the impact of climate change and related policies/scenarios on the performance and behaviour of infrastructure assets and systems, and approaches to optimise their whole-life cost and performance.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK. The post holder will be primarily based in the Asset Management Group at the Institute for Manufacturing, but will work closely with the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

The key responsibilities and duties are: developing whole-life performance models for critical infrastructure assets and systems and analysing the value of sensing technologies in improving asset operation and maintenance. In particular, the researcher will interact and engage with our project partners (industrial and academic) and other key stakeholders in defining the problem(s), identifying possible paths for solution development and developing decision-support tools. The researcher will be expected to produce high-quality publications for presentation at academic and industrial conferences in addition to the top journals in the field.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Engineering or relevant discipline. The researcher's expertise includes infrastructure asset management and whole-life cost/performance analysis, reliability engineering, network modelling, and optimisation. The applicants will be expected to demonstrate ability to engage with industrial partners, develop and deliver high-quality presentations, publish high-quality research papers in top-tier journals and conferences. Applicants will have experience in modelling and optimisation of complex infrastructure systems and networks and will be expected to demonstrate experience in working with industrial partners and real industrial problems.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges:

Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966

Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Bet Fowler by email:  dial-admin@eng.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM40231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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