Research Fellow, VALIANT, Modelling Methods for Structural Analysis

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
13 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 21/01/2022
Salary £34,304 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The development of larger and more efficient engines, novel aircraft architectures and evolving aircraft use patterns, demand a paradigm shift in aircraft structural solutions. 

In collaboration with Rolls-Royce, The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking a highly motivated and ambitious Research Fellow, with demonstrable experience in coding and structural analysis for aerospace applications, to investigate novel Finite Element modelling strategies for next generation aircraft and engine structural design.

You will develop new computational modelling methods for aircraft design to explore and obtain understanding of the structural performance of current and future aircraft.

Direct collaboration with Rolls-Royce will be an important feature of the role, with regular visits to their state of the art facilities. You will have extensive opportunity to show case your work to project partners at regular technical meetings and workshops.

You will become a key member of an interdisciplinary team of experts from Queen’s University Belfast and Rolls-Royce working on this exciting initiative.  

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

  • Normally have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Engineering, Science or related discipline, or 5 years relevant industrial experience.
  • 2:1 or higher degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related science.
  • At least 3 years relevant research/industrial experience to include:
    • Demonstrable experience in programming/scripting, beyond that taught in undergraduate engineering courses.
    • Demonstrable experience in the use of Finite Element Analysis for the design, optimisation or verification   of aerospace structures. A proven track record of using relevant techniques to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data as relevant to the research project.
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award.  For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Damian Quinn d.quinn@qub.ac.uk 

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