Research Associate in Engineering (Maternity Cover)

University Of Manchester

United Kingdom

Research Associate in Engineering (Maternity Cover)

Job Reference : S&E-14468

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 30/09/2019

Salary : £35,845 per annum

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Civil Engineering

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : 1 December 2019 until 31 July 2020

The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable for 8-months.


This combined teaching and research role provides an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to combine excellent teaching in structural design with an exciting research project. For the teaching aspects of this role, you will contribute towards the planning and delivery of key civil engineering courses in steel and concrete structures as well as design. In addition to this, you will contribute to the wider teaching curriculum within the School, deliver other duties such as the setting, marking, and assessment of coursework and examinations, supervising student projects and providing excellent student support.


For the research aspect of this role, a framework is required that carefully mitigates flood hazards and provides resilience and action on short-term environmental shocks and long-term environmental change in Thailand. To achieve the objectives of this research, a comparative stakeholder engagement study shall be conducted. Guided by the region-specific understanding of our Thai research collaborators, a number of interviews and focus group discussions will be held with three categories of stakeholder: individuals, businesses and asset owners. For each of these categories, comparative studies will be conducted to determine which of the infrastructures that the identified stakeholders are responsible for are resilient and why. The study will consider stakeholders subjected to hydrometeorological hazards of similar magnitude, examining differences in the trajectories of post disaster recovery. The factors that underpin the recovery trajectories will be grouped into ‘resource sets’, notionally defined as: (a) human resources; (b) social and political resources; (c) financial resources; (d) natural and provided protective resources; (e) physical resources and redundancy.


The teaching aspect of this role is to provide maternity leave cover for the following two taught units in the Second Year of the Undergraduate Civil Engineering Curriculum:


To coordinate the undergraduate unit Design 2 (Civil) MACE20012, which aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to civil engineering design in groups, including construction details, CAD drawing revision, and the collection and analysis of data as required for the planning and execution of a civil engineering design project.


To deliver lectures and tutorials, assess and feedback the ‘concrete’ subject within the undergraduate unit Steel and concrete Structures MACE20322 which includes the following: Loadings/ Actions on Structures: Limit States Design, Imposed load, Dead load, Design envelope, Reinforced concrete design: Eurocode 2, Reinforced Concrete Beams, Reinforced Concrete Columns and Pad foundations.


The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Andrew Foster



Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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