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Research Assistant

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£32,024 per annum
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Application closing date: 29/04/2024
Salary: £32,024 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The School of School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Research Assistant to support the research of the Queen’s University Belfast and MBDA collaborative research team, investigating strategies and methods for generating evidence from the computational simulation of structural performance to support certification by analysis.   

Successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, collaborating with the QUB team, and outreach.  Direct collaboration with MBDA will be a key aspect of the role, including regular meetings with engineers from the company.    

The successful candidate must be willing to undertake, and pass, security checks as required by the funding and be able to commence the role within 6 weeks of being notified of being successful at interview.  

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

  • Have or about to obtain a degree in Mechanical or aerospace engineering, or related science (expectation 2.1 or higher)
  • Recent relevant experience to include:
    • Demonstrable experience in the use of computational simulation for the design, analysis or verification of structures.
    • Demonstrable experience in the design and use of physical experimentation for the design, analysis or verification of structures.
    • Knowledge of using relevant techniques to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data as relevant to the research project.   

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

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 12 months. 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          

Candidate Information
About the School           
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