Research Assistant/Associate in Embodied Energy/Emissions of Construction (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate to work towards reducing the embodied energy/emissions of construction in practice. The work programme aims to refine and deploy a novel design software in collaboration with our industrial partners. An existing prototype will be expanded to allow for most practical design cases, and its interface tuned to the workflow of structural designers.

The post-holder will work with Professor Julian Allwood and Dr Cyrille Dunant, as a member of a large and inter-disciplinary research group exploring many opportunities to live well while using less new material and energy. For the purpose of the project, the post-holder will also work in close collaboration with structural engineers, identifying and responding to their emerging needs as the project develops.

The ideal applicant will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD from a leading university in an engineering field or equivalent research experience in a relevant area, and excellent programming skills. Knowledge of C++ is required, and some familiarity with Qt would be a plus.

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

The key responsibilities and duties are

Software development & maintenance
Conduct individual and collaborative research projects
Write up research work for presentation and publication
Manage own research and administrative activities with guidance if required

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). 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 12 months in the first instance.