Research Assistant in Advanced Internal Combustion Engine - Fixed Term Contract

Job title Research Assistant in Advanced Internal Combustion Engine - Fixed Term Contract

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £25,728, rising to £31,604

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Friday 19 January 2018

Closing date Monday 19 February 2018

Interview date Thursday 01 March 2018

Reference CT5550

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The Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) at the University of Bath is recruiting a Research Assistant to undertake research work for the Bath and Jaguar Land Rover Boosting and Dilution Centre of Excellence (BOOST) project.
The BOOST project aims to develop a deeper understanding into advanced internal combustion engine technologies for improved performance and reduced fuel consumption.  The work will be focused on new combustion system and boosting system technologies. The Research Assistant will be expected to support the delivery of the project work packages, and to support other PVRC projects.
Based at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PVRC is a leading centre for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems in the UK. PVRC has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. The Centre considers its remit to be all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle. The recently secured £49m investment for the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will propel PVRC into a global leading position.
Applicants should possess a first degree, or an equivalent professional qualification, in subject area of direct relevance for the project and have some research experience. Applicants should have some experience of 1-D engine simulation, data development of engine hardware and engine design. Experience of involvement in collaborative research programmes with industry partners and OEMs would also be highly beneficial. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess good technical communication skills.
This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an expected expiry date of 1 January 2021.
The University of Bath holds Bronze Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.  
For any informal enquiries about this role please contact Prof Sam Akehurst via e-mail

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

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.