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Research Fellow, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
22 Jan 2024

Application closing date: 22/01/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

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 to be a highly productive, ambitious, and collaborative member of the W-Tech (Wright Technology Centre) research team.

The post holder will assist in the planning and delivery of the research activity specifically in the development of new digital twin technologies relevant to the bus sector, as well as the development of research proposals.

The post is a critical role, and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, research planning and reporting and for collaboration with project partners.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Hold at least a 2:1 honours degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or closely related discipline.
  • Obtained, or be about to obtain, a relevant PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or closely related discipline.
    (Candidates about to receive their PhD should provide proof that their viva is scheduled within two months.)
  • Relevant research experience to include:
    • Demonstrable experience in the use of simulation and modelling tools relevant to research in development of digital twins.
    • Demonstrable experience in programming/scripting, beyond that taught in undergraduate engineering courses.
    • A proven track record of using relevant techniques to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data as relevant to the research project.

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 until 30 September 2026. 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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: and

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