Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Geo-Structural Earthquake Engineering

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate(s) or Senior Research Associate(s) in Geo-Structural Earthquake Engineering (2 posts)  

Job number   ACAD102971 
Division/School   School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £41,212 
Closing date for applications   22-Jan-2018 

We are currently looking for post-doctoral researcher(s) to contribute to the EPSRC-funded project ‘Seismic Safety and Resilience of Schools in Nepal’ (SAFER). The goal of this international project is to address development challenges in Nepal through engineering research in the fields of sustainable infrastructure and disaster resilience. The candidate will work within the Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering (EGE) Research Group at the University of Bristol.
Successful candidates will be adding research capabilities in the areas of engineering seismology and earthquake geo-structural engineering relevant to school construction in Nepal, including –but not limited to- advanced numerical modeling of earthquake sources and regional wave propagation, site response, or probabilistic structural performance problems. The post-holder will be joining a strong research team at the University of Bristol, and an international consortium of Universities, local agencies and NGO’s seeking to develop solutions that will improve the seismic resistance of schools’ infrastructure in Nepal.
The appointee will have at least a first degree or equivalent in civil engineering, geophysics or another quantitative subject, and a PhD (or one that is close to completion) in Civil Engineering, Geophysics, Geology, Environmental Science, Engineering Reliability and Risk or Physical Sciences (or closely related disciplines) Professional accreditation e.g. Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Geologist (CGeol) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status (or international equivalent) would be an advantage.
The post(s) are offered on full time, open-ended contract with funding for up to 2 years.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.
Informal enquiries can be made to:
Dr Paul J. Vardanega, (for post related issues)
Dr Flavia De Luca, (for post related issues)
Dr Max Werner, (for post related issues)
Dr Anastasios Sextos, (for project related issues)

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