Research Associate in Resilience of School and Communities

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345
Closing date for applications 17-Dec-2018

We are currently looking for one post-doctoral researcher to contribute to the EPSRC-funded project ‘Seismic Safety and Resilience of Schools in Nepal’ (SAFER). The goal of this international project is to address development challenges in Nepal through research in the fields of sustainable infrastructure and disaster resilience. The candidate will work in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol.

Successful candidate will be adding research capabilities in the areas of seismic safety and resilience of schools and communities, including – but not limited to - school construction practices, seismic assessment and retrofit of school buildings, multi-hazard risk assessment, disaster mitigation planning, engagement with communities and stakeholders, preparation and dissemination of training material and project outputs.

The post-holder will be joining a strong research team at the University of Bristol, and an international consortium of Universities, local agencies and NGOs seeking to develop solutions that will improve long-term resilience of school infrastructure and communities in Nepal.

The appointee will have at least a first degree or equivalent in civil engineering and a PhD in a closely related area. International multi-disciplinary experience and/or working with NGOs in disaster risk reduction would be an advantage.

The post is offered on full-time, fixed term contract for up to 14 months but no later than April 2020.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

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