Postdoctoral Research Associate

City, University of London
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”


The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will work with industrial and academic partners on an innovative fibre optic sensor and software-based solution to the key infrastructural challenges from the construction industry both in the UK and overseas in a project entitled ‘Digital Industrial-Scale Microwave system for energy-efficient and low-carbon precast concrete production'. The PDRA will be based at the Research Institute of Sensors and Instrumentation at City and this appointment is available immediately.


The PDRA will tackle the technical challenges in the development of innovative solutions to creating a digital, industrial-scale microwave system for energy- efficient and low-carbon precast concrete production. The PDRA is required to develop a novel sensor system, including both hardware and software, by working together with the industrial and academic partners, to allow the construction, testing and evaluation of the innovative digital, industrial- scale microwave concrete curing system, to allow more energy-efficient and low-carbon precast concrete production.

Person Specification

The successful candidate is required to have expertise in optical fibre sensors and/or optical instrumentation and appropriate software development, coupled to an ability to work closely with and report to industries involved, coordinating with academic and industrial partners.

They must have completed their thesis for a PhD in Optical Engineering, Optical Instrumentation, Optical Sensors, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related subject and appropriate software development skills. Having prior experience of working with industry or tackling industry-focused problems is highly desirable.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2024 at 11:59pm

Interviews are scheduled : 7th June 2024.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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