Job reference: SAE-023249
Salary: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: -
Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
Closing date: 27/09/2023
Contract Duration: 3 years
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

Job Description


The Department of Engineering for Sustainability resides in The School of Engineering at The University of Manchester. Our department has a rich heritage and a tradition of excellence in research and teaching.  We have over 40 members of academic staff in the department supported by dedicated administration and technical support groups. Research projects in the department are wide-ranging, and include theoretical and computational research, experimental studies, resilient systems, design and management, structural dynamics, and climate change studies. Academic staff members within the department deliver world-class teaching and supervision to over 1000 undergraduates, over 600 taught postgraduate students and over 250 postgraduate research students. Our work is applicable to diverse industry sectors and interests, for example: aerospace, manufacturing, civil, process industries, medical, nano-engineering, energy, environment, transport and nuclear.  The 2014 Research Assessment Exercise reflects our research strength, where 100% of our impact on industry and policy was ranked as world leading or internationally excellent. The Department has a strong links with industry and international collaborations with European, Asian, North, and South American research groups.

Overall Purpose of the Job

You will provide research support to deliver the objectives of a range of multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of “Sustainable Asset Management & Safety” through the application of combinations of conventional theoretical approaches such as finite element modelling and discrete event simulations with emerging approaches such as machine learning, deep learning, agent-based modelling, etc. You will be expected to have significant inputs into the development of high-impact proposals for such multi-disciplinary projects as well as identifying relevant funding opportunities from established agencies including InnovateUK, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), etc. It is expected that the outcomes of such projects will lead to high-impact journal articles to expand theoretical knowledge within the relevant fields, as well as demonstrate a pathway to its adoption by the industry. Therefore, interactions with stakeholders from relevant industries is key for project success.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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