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Research Assistant/Associate in the Use of Computational Vibration Models in the Design Process (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on the optimal use of computational models in the design of vibration-critical engineering systems. The project forms part of a larger EPSRC funded Programme Grant on "Digital Twins", which, in addition to Cambridge, involves the Universities of Sheffield, Swansea, Southampton, Bristol, and Liverpool, and a range of industrial partners.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties include the identification and quantification of metrics for computational vibration models, the development of a meta-model of the design process, and liaison with academic and industrial partners.

Candidates must have expertise in vibration modelling and experience of and/or an interest in the design process. Experience of uncertainty modelling and propagation would also be advantageous. Candidates must have obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in some aspect of computational structural dynamics.

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: £25,728 - £30,688
Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a publication list, 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, please contact: Professor Robin S. Langley, email (Tel +44 01223 748242). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: Claire Whitaker, email on (Tel +44 01223 748241).

Please quote reference NM15826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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