Research Assistant/Associate in Digital Twins (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
February 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £32,348
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Research Assistant/Associate in Digital Twins (Fixed Term)

The post holder will work from the Civil Engineering Building, 7a JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to devise, implement, and test solutions for modelling road and building Digital Twins in cloud information architectures. This includes (i) developing the conceptual data structures and information architectures; (ii) implementing them into cloud common data platforms; (iii) implementing the extensions needed for all grant work package processes to interact with the DT and get value from it; (iv) testing and demonstrating the resulting system. The post holder shall also: disseminate outcomes to the projects' sponsors; manage own research and administrative activities; assist in student supervision and teaching; liaise with consortium partners, colleagues, and students; lead project tasks and consortium meetings; manage research and lab resources; and contribute to planning of projects led by the principal investigator.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: (1) have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or Architecture, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: a) computing in civil engineering or architecture, b) computer vision, c) machine learning, or d) digital twins; (2) possess good writing skills and some research experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in one or more of the areas above; (3) possess programming experience in one or more object oriented languages; and (4) possess communication and presentation skills. Academic teaching, supervision and/or industry experience is desired but not a requisite.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 03 January 2027 in the first instance.

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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 Prof Ioannis Brilakis ([email protected]) for technical questions or Mrs Tatiana Verdon ([email protected]) for the application.

Please quote reference NM35035 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.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


    £27,929-£32,348 or £34,308-£42,155






    17 January 2023

    Closing date

    1 February 2023

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