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Research Fellow in Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering

Infrastructure Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,799 to £31,604 Pro rata per annum
Full Time Fixed Term From 01/05/2018 until 30/04/2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 November 2017
Interview Date:   Monday 15 January 2018
Reference:  929517AT

Looking to take the next step in your academic career? Look no further - the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment have an exciting opportunity for you to join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for infrastructure engineering research and education.

You will be working on the EPSRC-funded project ‘SAFER: Seismic Safety and Resilience of Schools in Nepal [EP/P028926/1]’. This collaborative project is led by University of Southampton and University of Bristol from the UK, and involves a number of overseas universities and industry partners and aims to develop innovative solutions for earthquake risk reduction and seismic resilience of school building structures in developing countries. You will work in the work package 3 on experimental investigation and numerical modelling of masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames with and without strengthening, at the University of Southampton. This work package is in close collaboration with Dr Andreas Stavridis, our academic partner, at the SUNY Buffalo in the US.

To be successful, you will hold a PhD or equivalent/equivalent professional qualification and experience in structural engineering, earthquake engineering, computational mechanics or related disciplines. A good understanding of multi-scale finite element modelling, data analysis, and programming for this position is essential as is a track record of producing high-quality peer reviewed publications and the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in conducting large-scale experimental testing would be beneficial. 

Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education, rated number one in the UK for research power in REF 2014.

For specific or enquiries of a technical nature about the position, contact Dr Mehdi Kashani at

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 at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 929517AT on all correspondence.

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The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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