Research Fellow

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Short info about job

Company: University of Southampton

Department: Dynamics Group

Salary: £29,301 to £36,001 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1491 6362701

Fax: +44-121 1993164

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Fellow. Terms and conditions vacancy

Location:  Highfield CampusFull Time Fixed Term (24 months)Interview Date:   To be confirmed

You will be working on the EU/Shift2Rail-funded project ‘Run2Rail’. This collaborative project involves 15 European university and industry partners and aims to develop innovative running gear solutions for rail vehicles. You will work mainly in the workpackages on noise & vibration and active suspension and control.

The post is based in the Dynamics Research Group (DG) within the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. ISVR is a leading international centre for research in acoustics and vibration and has a reputation as a leader in noise and vibration research for railways in particular. The Faculty brings together a wide range of inter-related disciplines and sectors, including acoustical, aerospace, biomedical, civil, computational, electro-mechanical, environmental, mechanical and materials engineering, energy technologies, ship science and transportation with world class strength in depth.

Your work will involve the development of prediction methods and experimental methods for assessing the transmission of noise and vibration from the running gear into a railway vehicle through both airborne and structure-borne paths. You will be required to collaborate with the team at the university and with researchers in partner organisations. You will be expected to attend regular project meetings which may involve overseas travel. You will also be required to report the findings of your work in leading scientific journals and conferences.

You will have a PhD** or equivalent/equivalent experience in vibration, acoustics or a related discipline. A detailed understanding and knowledge of a relevant area of noise and vibration and experience of modelling and use of Matlab or equivalent is also required. Specific understanding and knowledge of railway rolling noise and vibration and relevant experience in modelling are desirable.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor David Thompson: [email protected]

You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education rated number one for research power in REF2014.  We have an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad.                              

**Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form by clicking the 'apply' button below. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 906617KR on all correspondence.

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