Research Associate/Assistant
University of Strathclyde
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
hace 6 días

Salary range : Research Assistant (£28,331 - £31,866); Research Associate (£32,817 - £36,914)

FTE : 1

Term : Fixed term to 31 May 2022

Closing Date : 14 November 2019

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland.

As a leading international technological university, Strathclyde University is recognised for its world-class research, knowledge exchange and educational programmes.

At the heart of this is the Faculty of Engineering, which boasts a growing research portfolio of nearly £100 million.

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering is a world-leader in research, whose main interests lie in : Ship Design, Stability and Safety, Marine Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures, Ocean Engineering, Marine Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Offshore Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels.

The Department makes a significant contribution to National, European and International policy-making in Ship and Marine Technology research and its application.

As part of a significant Industry-University partnership involving, in the first instance, the University of Strathclyde Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and DNV GL Classification Society, the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of Excellence has been set up.

The MSRC vision is to establish a world-class centre of excellence, a reference and a shaping force of maritime safety. The mission of the centre is to support the development and nurture the implementation of Life-

Cycle Risk Management, accounting rationally and formally for all cost-effective measures of risk reduction through the development of a modern regulatory framework, thus leading to sustainable cost-

effective safety improvement for new and existing ships and offshore assets.

  • MSRC seeks to employ a Research Associate / Assistant to participate in 2 on-going EU-funded Horizon2020 research projects;
  • in specific NEXUS (Towards Game-changer Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Windfarms) and FLARE (Flooding Accident Response).

    The main aim of the NEXUS project is to Develop and demonstrate novel, beyond state of the art, specialised vessel and logistics for safe and sustainable servicing of offshore wind farms , whereas the FLARE project aims to Develop a Novel Risk-

    Based methodology beyond the existing state-of-the-art for live’ flooding risk assessment and containment in line with IMO high level goals , thus leading to step changes in the way flooding risk in ships is modelled, estimated, controlled and regulated.

    As a Research Associate / Assistant, you will play a key role in this project as part of a team, working under the general supervision of more senior colleagues.

    To be considered for the role, you should have a MEng degree (or equivalent) and a PhD* in Maritime Technology or a relevant engineering subject (*PhD is required for the Research Associate role).

    You should have adequate knowledge of one or more of the following topics : risk modelling, tools and methods addressing maritime safety, damage stability, CFD other relevant methods for addressing floodwater propagation.

    You should understand the appropriate research methods within the maritime safety, damage stability and flooding propagation fields.

    You should have knowledge of programming languages and databases development skills either through work experience or from previous research.

    You will conduct literature reviews, develop risk models, collect, collate and analyse by using machine learning techniques or other relevant techniques pertinent measured or calculated parameters, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys and undertake and record the outcomes of physical and numerical tests.

    You will work under general supervision, and you should have the ability to work within a team environment. You should have the ability to plan, manage, organise and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines.

    You will write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and high qualityResearch Associate / AssistantThe place of useful learning 231232The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC015263 2journal publications.

    You will input as a team member to administrative activities and assist, where required, with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

    Your experience should demonstrate that you are capable of working independently on a technically challenging project and delivering results.

    You should have proven capability of writing high quality journal publications and research reports, have knowledge of appropriate research methods and have skills on developing research proposals.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are very essential, with propensity to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

    The appointee will join a multidisciplinary international team with industrial partners from various European countries, which entails that you will be prepared to travel for project meetings or in undertaking specific research activity.

  • Whilst a Research Associate is ideally sought for this position, applications from candidates who are close to completing a PhD are also welcome.
  • In those circumstances, appointment will be made at grade 6 level (Research Assistant) and duties and grade will be revised accordingly.

    Formal interviews for this post are provisionally scheduled for 21 and 22 November 2019.

    Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Evangelos Boulougouris, RCCL Reader of Safety of Maritime Operations (evangelos.

    boulougouris strath.ac.uk / 0141 548 3875).

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