Research Fellow in Structural Engineering

Surrey, United Kingdom
£35,308 to £37,386 per annum
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Civil & Enviromental Engineering

Location: Guildford
Salary: £35,308 to £37,386 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 07 June 2023
Reference: 026723  

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake a research project funded by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey working within the School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering. The project is for 12 months and it also offers opportunities for future collaborations within the School as well as a secondment with industrial collaborators as part of the research project. 

We are looking for a highly able, enthusiastic and collegiate individual, with research experience in structural engineering, FE modelling, dynamics and progressive collapse analysis of concrete structures although other forms of construction can also be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD in Structural Engineering or a related topic and will be expected to take a leading role in carrying out the research work.

The primary aim of the project is the validation and extension of theoretical models for progressive collapse of RC flat slab buildings structures. The work will also include FE modelling of different structural systems used in buildings. The candidate is expected to take an active role in disseminating the findings through technical reports and publications, and presentations to the structural engineering community. The post holder will join a strong international team, which includes industrial and research experts in SOM (UK) and UPV (Spain).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Juan Sagaseta (T: +44(0)1483686649, E: For an application pack or to apply on-line please go to If you are unable to apply on-line, please email Please quote Vacancy Ref.

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£35,308).