Research Assistant in Structural Vibration

University of Cambridge is delighted to offer a postdoctoral associate position. The initial contract for this position is 24 months and posible to extend. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2019.

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the mitigation of structural vibration using periodic and near-periodic structural designs.

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) the development of a methodology that will enable significant vibration reduction in structures of interest to MHI by employing periodic and near-periodic structural designs, (ii) the development of new analytical and numerical methods that will allow periodic and near-periodic designs to be explored in an efficient way, leading to optimised designs with high performance, and (iii) the validation of the developed methods by performing laboratory tests on demonstrator structures, some of which will be fabricated using additive manufacturing.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role include expertise in theoretical and computational structural dynamics, and the ability to engage in experimental work. The successful candidate must have obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a topic 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.

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.

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: Professor R.S. Langley, email:, tel +44 01223 748242. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Claire Whitaker, email:

Deadline: March 14, 2019
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