Research Fellow

University of Southampton
February 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,314 to £40,931
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Fellow Institute of Sound & Vibration Research

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £33,314 to £40,931 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months Closing Date: Monday 27 February 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2160223DA

You will join the Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Research Group of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and work as part of a vibrant and supportive team working on Intelligent Structures for Low Noise Environments. Within this role you will focus on the development of novel strategies for the control of fluid-borne and structure-borne noise and vibration in pipeline networks, but there will also be opportunities to collaborate within the team on a broad range of topics related to noise and vibration control. Pipelines occur in many industrial applications, from the oil and gas industry to the aerospace, civil and maritime sectors. Whilst acting as an effective means of transporting fluids, they also detrimentally serve as an effective means of transmitting noise and vibration that can then be radiated as noise from the pipeline and cause an unwanted disturbance. Within this role you will investigate through both numerical simulations and experimental studies various novel active and passive approaches to controlling both structure- borne and fluid-borne noise and vibration. The considered strategies will include both passive acoustic and vibrational metamaterials and non-intrusive active control technologies. You should have experience and/or interest in acoustics, vibration, control or signal processing. The specific focus of the research will be tailored to your skills, but will certainly benefit from the extensive experimental facilities available at the ISVR and provide an opportunity to develop new skills within a supportive environment. It is essential you have a PhD (or will achieve within six months) or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Mechanical or Acoustical engineering and/or signal processing and /or control or related area.

You will join the world-renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, which has a strong legacy of research leadership within the field of sound and vibration internationally. Engineering at Southampton was ranked 4th in the UK in terms of research power in the latest REF and the environment for supporting research and enabling impact was judged to be 100% world leading or internationally excellent. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we have been awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013, 2016 and most recenlty in 2022. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research fellow will be applied upon completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

subject to qualifying criteria

Informal enquires can be directed to Dr Jordan Cheer, [email protected]

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] Quote the advert reference 2160223DA on all correspondence.

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