Research Fellow in Railway Mechanical Design

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Nov 29, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 02, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in the area of mechanical or railway engineering? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities? 

The University has a large breadth of railway research expertise and is currently developing a new Institute for High Speed Railway and Systems Integration. Highlights of the new institute include:

  1. Significant investment to develop a world leading railway vehicle test facility
  2. Significant investment to develop a world  leading railway track and earthworks test facility

Your role will focus on developing a third and complimentary testing facility, which is mobile and capable of performing in-situ tests on railway lines to determine track health.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in a topic closely aligned with mechanical engineering, with knowledge of mechanical system design, and of electrical and/or hydraulic system design.

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

Dr David Connolly, Institute for High Speed Rail and Systems Integration.

Tel: +44 (0) 113 3431990 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 (3 years (grant funding))
Closing Date:      Thursday 02 January 2020
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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