Thread: Research Associate in Earthquake Engineering

Started: 2019-03-06 10:29:00
Last activity: 2019-03-06 10:29:00
John Douglas
2019-03-06 10:29:00
Institution: University of Strathclyde
Open Until: 2019-03-11

Research Associate (post 192955, fixed-term contract of 24 months, salary £32,236-£39,609)

We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Research Associate will play a key role in the project TURNkey, which has recently been funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. TURNkey aims to make significant advances in the fields of Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF), Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and the Rapid Response to Earthquakes (RRE), particularly when applying these systems in practice in Europe. The project will develop a flexible, extendable, robust and easy-to-use OEF/EEW/RRE system based on low-cost multi-sensor units and a cloud-based computer platform, which can be distributed as a fully-operational TURNkey product to public authorities (including search-and-rescue teams) and private companies (including operators of critical infrastructure). These developments will contribute to improved seismic resilience before, during and after a damaging earthquake and hence a reduction in losses.

The Research Associate will play a key role in this project, particularly within the work package “Physical and Systemic Vulnerability Estimation for Rapid Loss Prediction Updating”, which the University of Strathclyde participates, as well as providing support to the planned testbed implications of the project’s developments and contributing to other aspects of this project where required, e.g. through reviewing deliverables.

To be considered for this post, you will have a PhD in Earthquake Engineering or Seismic Risk Assessment, and/or equivalent relevant industrial experience. You should also have significant experience of Seismic Risk Assessment of Structures and experience of Operational Earthquake Forecasting, Earthquake Early Warning and/or Rapid Response to Earthquakes is desirable. With significant experience of programming languages such as Matlab and/or Python you will also have experience of numerical modelling of structural response to earthquakes. The post is based at the University of Strathclyde and involves travelling to regular meetings around Europe. With a developing ability to conduct individual research work, you should be able to disseminate results through excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You should also be able to plan and organise your own workload and have demonstrable experience of working and contributing within a team environment.

For more details and to apply please see:
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