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Research Officer post - University of Bath

16 May 2012

Research Officer - fixed term contract
Architecture & Civil Engineering
Salary:   Starting from £30,122, rising to £31,948
Closing Date:   Tuesday 29 May 2012
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  BB1019

The position advertised is for a Post Doc Research Officer to work for 1 year fixed term on a 3 year Research Council funded project. The PARNASSUS project is a multidisciplinary collaborative project funded under the Science & Heritage programme jointly by the Arts and Humanities (AHRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Councils (EPSRC).

To download the job description and apply online please go to http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=BB1019

The University of Bath coordinates a group of 4 university departments (Archaeology at Southampton, Civil Engineering and Geography at University of Bristol) and 10 commercial and non-profit organisations, providing industrial support.
The successful candidate will have technical and academic experience in the field of conservation engineering, and ability to dialogue and cooperate within different disciplines.


You will have a first degree in structural or Civil Engineering, and a postgraduate degree at doctoral level in the field of conservation engineering or relevant field. Direct professional experience in assessment and repair of historic buildings will be a desirable qualification. Knowledge of numerical modelling of historic buildings both graphically and structurally is required and an understanding of monitoring systems and related issues complete the set of skill necessary to fulfil the position.


You will join the Conservation and Earthquake Engineering research group led by Dr. Dina D’Ayala within the CICM-BRE research centre, with a portfolio of £1.2M research projects sponsored by the EU FP7, AHRC-EPSRC, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the UNDP.


The aim of the PARNASSUS project is to quantify damage to historic buildings and archaeological sites from floods and driving rain in the context of climate change, within the framework of risk analysis and uncertainty methods. For more information on the project see our project website.
For more information on our research group see http://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/traditional-construction-and-conservation/


This post is available on a full-time basis for one year or 15 months on a part time basis.


For an informal discussion about the position please contact Dr. Dina D'Ayala (D.F.D'Ayala@bath.ac.uk).