Research Fellow in Structural Engineering

Guildford, United Kingdom
£31,302 to £33,199 per annum plus benefits
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £31,302 to £33,199 per annum plus benefits
Fixed Term Contract until 01/05/2019
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Sunday 11 November 2018
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

Extension of theoretical models against progressive collapse for tall and supertall concrete buildings

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake a research project funded by the EPSRC working within the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey. The project is for 6 months and it also offers opportunities for future collaborations within the Centre.

We are looking for a highly able, enthusiastic and collegiate individual, with research experience in structural engineering, FE modelling, dynamics and progressive collapse analysis of concrete flat slab structures. Applicants should hold a PhD in Structural Engineering or a related topic and will be expected to take a leading role in carrying out the research work.

The primary aim of the project is the validation and extension of theoretical models for progressive collapse of RC flat slab buildings structures. The work will also include FE modelling of different structural systems used in tall buildings. The candidate is expected to take an active role in disseminating the findings through technical reports and publications, and presentations to the structural engineering community. The post holder will join a strong international team, which includes industrial and research experts in SOM (UK) and UPV (Spain).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Juan Sagaseta (T: +44(0)1483686649, E: For an application pack or to apply on-line please go to If you are unable to apply on-line, please email Please quote Vacancy Ref- 079518.

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) per annum (full-time) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the verified original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236) per annum (full time).

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