Research Fellow, CASE

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Feb 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 01, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Application closing date 01/03/2021
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

We are looking for a marine engineer with hydrodynamic research experience to join our marine research group (MRG) of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). You will be an active member of the research project/team contributing to the delivery of the research objective of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) funded project entitled “Floating Solar Energy – a contributor to decarbonisation”. The key objectives of the overall research programme are to support the development of design tools for floating solar arrays through the development of numerical models and the verification and validation of wind loading from physical measurements on a prototype. Also, the deployment potential for floating solar energy in Northern Ireland will be researched along with initial studies on the feasibility of combined floating thermal and PV arrays.

The MRG (Marine Research Group) has extensive experience in design, analysis, testing and evaluation of marine energy devices from concept to prototype demonstration at sea. You will become part of our MRG team developing floating solar research and contribute to the wider goals of CASE (The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy).

This position is available either on a Full-time basis (1.0) for 15 months or on a part-time basis (0.75) for 20 months. This project has a funding end date of 1 March 2023.

The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Naval Architecture, Ocean/Offshore engineering, Coastal and marine engineering, Mechanical or Civil Engineering
  • At least 3 years recent relevant research experience in Marine engineering or Offshore/Ocean engineering with proven experience of research methods and techniques used in established research programmes.
  • Evidence of a strong publication record commensurate with career stage and experience

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen's University Belfast, via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also male protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found here.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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