Research Assistant/Associate in Concrete Structures (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022

Description

Research Assistant/Associate in Concrete Structures (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, to undertake research on novel tailored reinforced concrete infrastructure. The project is funded by the EPSRC in collaboration with International Industrial and Academic Partners.

Cement production is responsible for 5-7% of man-made CO2 emissions. A promising strategy to mitigate this impact is to use cement more efficiently and thereby reduce the volumes required. The research will include detailed experimental and analytical investigations of the structural behaviour of reinforced concrete and the material properties of concrete, in the context of resilience and resistance to mechanical and environmental loadings. The development of strategies to address manufacturing challenges is also envisaged.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant research team dedicated to advancing sustainable concrete solutions. The key responsibilities and duties are planning, directing and undertaking world-class technical research including: leading-edge experimental and analytical research; advanced analyses and predictions of concrete properties; studies on the complex behaviour of reinforced concrete structures; compiling and analysing data; preparing high quality journal papers; working in collaboration with others; presenting scientific results to diverse audiences.

The required skills, qualifications and experience are: must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Engineering Materials; experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the analysis, design and manufacture of reinforced concrete structures and concrete materials; experience with associated research methods and techniques to deliver successful research programmes; a strong publication record of outstanding research with a demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with internal and external audiences; excellent communication skills; previous experience of working in teams and with collaborators; experience of managing own workload.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,929 - £32,348 Research Associate: £34,308 - £42,155

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 August 2023 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes the names of three academic referees who can be contacted should you be shortlisted, a covering letter, research publication list and undergraduate transcripts 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Ms Jemma Andrews, Div-D Administrator, Engineering Department, email: div-d@eng.cam.ac.uk . For queries of a technical nature related to the role, please contact Professor Janet Lees, email: jml2@eng.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM33116 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • HR7Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

    Salary

    £27,929-£32,348 or £32,348-£42,155

    Reference

    NM33116

    Category

    Research

    Published

    9 September 2022

    Closing date

    30 September 2022

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