EngineeringSalary: £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The Department of Engineering at Lancaster University, UK is seeking an outstanding and ambitious candidate for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on a project part of LiveLabs: Smart Connected Community consortium. The consortium is funded by the Department of Transport (DfT) and led by Buckingham Council City and includes several participants from different industries.
The research project focuses on the development of low-cost and efficient engineering systems to harvest green energy through civil infrastructure surfaces (i.e. pavements). You will employ a holistic approach to design and develop energy harvesting systems for roadway surfaces to convert ambient mechanical to electrical energy. You will use coupled computational modelling and experimental approaches to optimise the energy harvesting systems for high power output. You will also study the compatibility of energy converter devices for storage. You will participate in the project-related field work activities such as installing the energy harvesting and storage systems in roads and monitoring their response under real traffic conditions.
Qualifications and Experience
You must have a PhD ((or will be near to completion) or equivalent in engineering fields, and have a track record of research productivity, including peer-reviewed publications in international journals and filed patents. You must also demonstrate necessary skills and experience in energy conversion using one or more of the following: electro-hydraulic, thermomechanical and piezoelectric systems. Additional expertise in energy storage, infrastructure design, infrastructure materials, vibrational dynamics and system optimization is highly desirable.
You must have excellent interpersonal skills, work effectively in a team and have experience of the preparation of presentations, reports or journal papers to the highest levels of quality.
Applicants are required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised post, a detailed CV, all academic transcripts and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.
Formal applications should be made via Lancaster University HR (https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk)
Informal inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Mohamed Saafi ([email protected])
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.