Research Associate/Assistant in Computational Mechanics

Imperial College London Department of Earth Science and Engineering

United Kingdom

Job summary

The Rock Mechanics Research Group at Imperial College has openings for 2 Research Associates and/or Research Assistants, to work within the ROMCOM (Rock Mechanics Computation for Mining) project. You will contribute to the development of an existing advanced geomechanics simulator and will develop computational approaches for modelling fracture growth in heterogeneous rocks. The work will make use of the Imperial College Geomechanics Toolkit,...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01608
  • Date posted 18 March 2021
  • Closing date 18 April 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,045 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Earth Science & Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Rock Mechanics Research Group at Imperial College has openings for 2 Research Associates and/or Research Assistants, to work within the ROMCOM (Rock Mechanics Computation for Mining) project.

You will contribute to the development of an existing advanced geomechanics simulator and will develop computational approaches for modelling fracture growth in heterogeneous rocks. The work will make use of the Imperial College Geomechanics Toolkit, a finite-element based library written in C++, and will be performed under the supervision of Dr. Adriana Paluszny and Prof. Robert Zimmerman.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to utilise and/or develop/extend an in-house computational finite-element geomechanics code, to study the growth and coalescence of fractures in heterogeneous rock masses.

You will perform original research of international excellence, write and publish papers in appropriate journals, disseminate research findings at appropriate conferences and workshops, and take part in project meetings.

Essential requirements

At Research Assistant Level: Hold a MSc or be near completion of a PhD in a relevant area of Computational Mechanics, Computer Science, Computational Applied Science, Applied Maths, or the equivalent.

At Research Associate Level: PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Maths, or a closely related discipline

In addition, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have experience in programming, and in the use of numerical methods for continuum-scale modelling, ideally using finite elements.
  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals

Further information

There are 2 full-time, fixed term contract positions up until 30/06/2022

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

You can find out more about our employee benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/benefits/.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Robert Zimmerman - r.w.zimmerman@imperial.ac.uk

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