Research Assistant/Associate in Structural Vibration (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Assistant/Associate in Structural Vibration (Fixed Term)




Department of Engineering, Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK



£26,243-£30,395 or










26 April 2019

Closing date


31 May 2019


A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on developing methods for predicting the vibration response of nonlinear structures that are subject to combined harmonic and random excitation.


The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.


The project is funded by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and the key responsibilities and duties are: (i) to develop a new theoretical approach for predicting the vibration response of nonlinear systems that are subject to combined harmonic and random excitation; (ii) to test and validate these methods by numerical simulation and comparison with experimental results; and (iii) to extend the newly developed methods to multi-degree-of-freedom systems with 'strong' nonlinearities, such as friction-damped turbine blades.


The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role include expertise in theoretical and computational structural dynamics, and the ability to engage with experimental work in collaboration with other team members. The successful candidate must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in a subject relating to structural dynamics and vibration.


Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.


Salary Ranges:

Research Assistant: £26,243 - £30,395

Research Associate: £32,236 - £39,609


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Tore Butlin, email:, tel +44 1223 765 237. If you have any question about the application process, please contact Claire Whitaker, email, tel +44 1223 748 241.


Please quote reference NM18922 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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