UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Research Fellow - School of Engineering

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 15, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

University of Aberdeen
School of Engineering
Research Fellow
REF: ENG143R

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. This position is funded by the EU Interreg programme with a focus on offshore wind energy.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to make significant contributions to the direction and progress of an exciting and innovative project (DecomTools) and will be in charge of the development of a decision support system for decommissioning.  The project is part of an EU funded programme aimed at eco-innovative concepts for the end of offshore wind energy farms lifecycle and is collaborative with twelve other institutions within the EU.

Successful applicants will have a strong background in engineering optimisation using metaheuristic methods and proven skills in the development and coding of evolutionary algorithms. A proven track record of research and outstanding communication skills showing enthusiasm and the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using initiative and logical thinking are essential.  Theoretical background in risk analysis and/or system evaluation under uncertainties are advantageous. The appointee will join a research-intensive academic unit engaged in fundamental and applied research across the Engineering disciplines.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,797- £38,017 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant level for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD, Grade 5 (£31,865 per annum).

As this position is funded by the European Commission it is available for 32 months.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact [Heather Clark, h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk] for further information. 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Dr Alireza Maheri
01224 272501
Alireza.Maheri@abdn.ac.uk 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Alireza Maheri

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 November 2019 

Please quote reference number ENG143R on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.