Research Associate (Geotechnical Infrastructure Resilience) - Fixed Term Contract

Job title Research Associate (Geotechnical Infrastructure Resilience) - Fixed Term Contract

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 04 October 2018

Closing date Sunday 04 November 2018

Interview date Thursday 15 November 2018

Reference CT6037R


ACHILLES will examine how ‘long linear infrastructure assets’, such as road and railway slopes, pipeline bedding and flood protection structures, can be better maintained and monitored to make them more resilient for the future.

The role of the applicant will be to identify age and climate-driven deterioration mechanisms observed in field and laboratory experiments. They will then liaise closely with infrastructure asset owners to provide evidence of these processes at the full scale.

The ACHILLES (Assessment, Costing and enHancement oflong life Long Linear Assets) programme is being led by Newcastle University and involves the universities of Southampton, Durham, Loughborough,Leeds and Bath, as well as the British Geological Survey, major infrastructureowners and their consultants.

You will hold an awarded PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant engineering subject and an excellent relevant first degree or postgraduate degree. Technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering and the ability to communicate and collaborate with the academic and industry partners is essential.

You will be enthusiastic, resourceful and demonstrate excellent skills in communication of science both orally and in writing, as well as good time management skills. As the role will require working with multi-disciplinary industrial and academic partners, you must have excellent interpersonal skills. Please note this post will require occasional UK and International travel.

 This post is full-time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an anticipated expiry date of 31 December 2020.

 For informal enquiries please contact Dr Kevin Briggs (

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

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