Research Fellow VALIANT, Modelling Methods for Structural Analysis

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

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 modelling strategies for next generation aircraft and engine structural design.

You will develop structural 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 and 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.
  • Experience of working in an industrial aerospace setting.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed Term 14 months, or available until 31/12/2023, whichever is sooner.

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.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

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

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversity;  www.qub.ac.uk/qgi  and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information link below.

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

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