Research Fellow in Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete, Restraint of Imposed Strains

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Monday, 14 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in roofing tile material development? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of an international academic / industry collaboration? Do you want to create building materials that will change our lives?

You will join the Structures research group as a member of research staff and will conduct research on an EPRSC funded project entitled ‘Understanding the cracking behaviour of reinforced concrete elements subjected to the restraint of imposed strains.’  The work will be conducted under the supervision of Professor John P Forth and Dr Nick Nikitas, along with Dr Robert Vollum and Professor Bassam Izzudin from Imperial College London.

The primary focus of the project is to provide practising engineers with the ability to correctly design RC elements for the restraint of short and long-term imposed strains.

You will be involved in developing physical understanding of behaviour through an experimental study, developing NLFEA models which enable the realistic calculation of crack width in walls, developing a design oriented analytical procedure for the design of crack control reinforcement in walls, and further validation of the resulting procedures by comparison with field data from walls.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in structural engineering as well as an excellent honours degree in civil engineering (or equivalent) or a related subject, with very strong understanding of concrete engineering and structures and the ability to carry out nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete structures.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor John P Forth, Director of the Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering, School of Civil Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2270 or email: 

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (4 years, available from 1 January 2020 (grant funding))    
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 November 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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