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Research Associate – BIM Safety Risk Library for Construction
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-15513

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/07/2020

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annnum (dependent on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 August 2020 until 28 February 2022

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

Applications are invited for a post of Research Associate, tenable from 1 August 2020, to support the funded research project: BIM Safety Risk Library for Construction.

The post is initially for a period of 8 months, to be extended following successful progress of the research project.

The post holder will provide research support to deliver objectives of the BIM Safety Risk Library for Construction project, in association with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Thomas Ashton Institute (TAI).  The project addresses construction project health and safety, BIM (building information modelling) technologies, industry work practices and the use of health and safety data repositories.

The Research Associate will extend and build on previous work successfully completed in phase 1 (completed in May 2020) to further develop, design and deliver tools/techniques for industry in the area of BIM and construction health and safety improvement.  The Research Associate role has the following broad objectives:

•Specialise in the area of construction project health and safety, BIM (building information modelling), 4D, ontology creation, data and information management

•Work closely with industry and academia (nationally and internationally) in researching and developing IT solutions for construction project health and safety

•Work closely with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and data mining teams to explore, design and deliver solutions regarding data archive mobilisation

•Report and communicate project research findings nationally and internationally to academia, industry and funding partners

You must have, or be about to complete a PhD degree in a relevant subject area, and it is desirable that you have experience of delivering funded research projects that involve collaborations between academia and industry.  You should also demonstrate the potential to develop a strong record of research publications.

The Department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit: 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr William Collinge, Principal Investigator
General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

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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