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Research Associate in Dynamics Control

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University of Bristol


Faculty of Engineering
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £32-548 - £36,613

We are looking to recruit a passionate and driven researcher to join a multi-institution project as a post-doctoral research associate, tenable from 01 June 2018 for 2 years with the potential of an extension for a further year.

The position is funded by an EPSRC-funded Programme Grant on Digital Twins for Improved Dynamic Design run in collaboration with the universities of Cambridge, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, and Swansea. The overall aim of the programme grant is to create a robustly-validated virtual prediction tool called a “digital twin” for designing complex structures.

The Bristol component of this project is focussed on the interaction of numerical models and physical experiments in so-called hybrid tests where two substructures (one physical and one numerical) are coupled together in real-time. This novel approach to testing provides a great deal of flexibility in the design process since it enables poorly modelled (or externally supplied) parts of the structure to be tested physically while retaining the freedom to rapidly change and test different numerical models. Of particular interest within this testing framework is the investigation and exploitation of nonlinear behaviours and how uncertainties manifest and propagate through the system.

This position is ideal for a researcher with strong computational and experimental skills with an interest in nonlinear behaviour, control, and uncertainty quantification. You will be part of a vibrant Dynamics and Control research group, working alongside researchers dealing wide variety of application areas. In addition, there will be regular meetings of the full project team from each of the universities with an emphasis on cross-fertilisation of ideas.

This post is offered on a full time open ended basis with funding for up to 2 years in the first instance.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Closing date for applications: 09-Apr-2018

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Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 13 Mar 2018
Expiry date: 9 Apr 2018
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