Research Fellow

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£35,844 - £40,322
Nov 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 22, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

There is an immediate opening for a post doctoral research associate position in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. You will work live streamed digital data from different sensors that needs to be automatically processed and communicated. The wider project team includes Dr Mike Lim, Professor James Martin, Dr Stuart Dunning (Newcastle University), Dr Hamdi Torun and Dr Nanlin Jin. You will also work closely with another PDRA Dr Rupert Bainbridge (Newcastle University), who will focus on the environmental monitoring data collection and live streaming. The work will benefit from state-of-the-art research facilities and supported more widely by a mix of postdoctoral research fellows and research students. The research group has achieved a strong research profile with leading international publications, successful grants and industrial collaborative projects.

This fully funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is part of a feasibility study supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project aim is to research and develop the collection, analysis and streaming of key environmental and slope response datasets. This vital work will support new and appropriate decision-making by the network operator, Transport Scotland. The specific focus of the post is to develop suitable architecture (involving both hardware and software) to receive, process and disseminate essential new digital data to industry and authority project partners. You will get to work with live streamed datasets, supported by a project team with a wide ranging complimentary skills set and work closely with nationally significant stakeholders.

The applicant should have a track record of high impact journal publication, and related research experience in one or more of the following: Computer programming (MatLab preferred), signal processing, software development, data streaming, image analyses or related disciplines.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr James Martin on 0191 227 4445 or email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 22/12/2019

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