Research Fellow, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in the experimental development and numerical simulation of new generation composite joints for maritime applications. The Research Fellow will work as part of the Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies.   

The successful candidate will join the Advanced Composites Research Group (ACRG) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and contribute to world-leading research in the computational modelling of composite materials and structures. The postholder will also contribute to the development of advanced experimental tools which will enable them to obtain unique material parameters that will be used to feed numerical models and for validation.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • An undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Or be about to obtain, a PhD in the field of mechanics of composite materials or structures.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience.   

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Sufficient breadth of knowledge of composite materials and their utilisation
  • Knowledge of composite damage mechanics
  • Extensive understanding of experimental mechanics
  • Knowledge of structural testing and material characterisation methods
  • Understanding of finite element analysis and computational fracture mechanics.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This post is fixed term for 18 months or until 31 December 2024, 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.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

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/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

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