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Research Associate/Fellow (2 posts, fixed-term)

Reference
ENG439119
Closing Date
Friday, 20th December 2019
Job Type
Research
Department
Engineering
Salary
£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) is currently undertaking two large multi-disciplinary projects related to investigating the behaviour of made-ground consisting of coal-mining spoil with a focus on the geotechnical, sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and long-term management challenges. NCG brings together expertise from the worlds of civil, geotechnical, and mining engineering as well as mathematics and material sciences to solve all forms of soil and rock-related design and construction problems. The projects are funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and include project partners from across Europe. We seek a highly motivated researcher to join our team to work on this challenging project. 

We are looking to recruit two post-doctoral researchers who will provide support the work of these RFCS projects as well as support the wider work of the research group. Although we’ll consider any candidate with a strong fundamental geotechnical background, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with element testing, numerical modelling (FEA/FDM) or centrifuge modelling.

Candidates should be inquisitive, with a strong interest in applied research, and the personality and drive to interact effectively with industry and project partners. They will have a first degree in Civil Engineering or cognate subject and will have been awarded a PhD (or have submitted their thesis for examination), ideally in an area of Geotechnical Engineering. The successful candidate will have good presentation and report writing skills. A good publication record will be an advantage but its absence should not hinder applications from those who have recently submitted their theses.

Further information about the work of the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics is available on www.nottingham.ac.uk/ncg/

This fixed-term post is available for a period of 2 years. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alec Marshall, email: alec.marshall@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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