A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on a project funded by the EPSRC concerning the use of experimental data in computational models of noise and vibration. Despite the availability of sophisticated mathematical and computational modelling techniques, some components in a built-up structure can be so complex that it is not possible to produce an ab initio computational model of the whole system, and hence some degree of physical testing is unavoidable. This project will consider how experimental testing can be best performed and utilised in advanced vibro-acoustic models; the experimental work will be based at the University of Salford, while the theoretical and computational work (the current position) will be based at Cambridge. The project has industrial partners (Bentley Motors Ltd, Bruel and Kajaer, Dyson Ltd, and Wave Six LLC) and liaison with these partners will be required throughout the project.
Candidates must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Structural Dynamics. Expertise in vibration theory and computational methods is a requirement, and some experience of experimental testing is highly desirable.
The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,023 – £28,982, Research Associate: £28,982 – £37,768.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2019 in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.