Research and Consulting Engineer, Cellular Automata Modelling

Medway, United Kingdom
£27,924 to £33,309
15 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Medway campus
Salary: £27,924 to £33,309
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Thursday 11 November 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2906-E

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology in the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich (based at the Medway campus in Kent) requires an experienced addition to the team of Engineers to support Enterprise, Research, Teaching and Development work in the specialist field of bulk solids handling. The successful applicant will augment a world-renowned team of engineers providing research and consulting services to a broad range of industry sectors.

The successful applicant will be required to develop the use of Cellular Automata methods for computational modelling of powder flow so experience of CA methods applied to powders and bulk solids is an essential requirement. Specific expertise for programming in Python is also an essential requirement. The engineer will be expected to work with specialists in many technical fields at the Centre, to utilise their expertise as well as his own.

Activities will also include laboratory and analytical work relating to design and troubleshooting of industrial solids handling systems.

The successful applicants’ grade will be assessed according to experience and expertise in relation to the criteria set on the person specification.

A PhD qualification (or near completion thereof) in some aspect of powder or bulk solids technology is preferred, together with some familiarity of general engineering principles applied in industry. However, a lack of PhD qualification need not discount if a candidate has extensive relevant practical knowledge and experience instead. A track-record of hands-on skills in laboratory and/or practical engineering work is essential. The candidate will need to have well developed communication skills, both written and oral, and to be prepared to represent The Wolfson Centre to industry clients and research groups in a way that will impress.

Hours of work will be full time but with flexibility to make early starts and/or late finishes when travel or workload requires. This post is fixed for 6 months.

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