4 yearTeaching/Research Associate position in Geotechnical/Civil Engineering (391955)
 

Salary: £33,309
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed term (48 months)
Closing date: 17 September 2021

The Department seeks to appoint a talented individual to a 4-year combined teaching and research associate position. The position will provide teaching cover for an academic staff member who is being seconded to a new role. The candidate will have the ability to teach Geotechnical/Civil Engineering modules to a high standard at undergraduate level. Furthermore, the position is being partly funded via a research project on microbially-induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) for concrete repair.As such the candidate will split their time between teaching and research activities.

The aim of the research is to optimise treatment strategies for upscaling MICP treatment of concrete from the laboratory-scale to the field-scale. We have recently demonstrated the potential of MICP to repair degraded concrete in small-scale laboratory tests; MICP acts to both reduce permeability and improve overall strength. Alongside teaching responsibilities, this position will focus on developing treatment strategies that are practical for large-scale and field-scale deployment, in order to deliver a reliable low-carbon engineering solution, that can be used by practicing civil engineers. New cement replacement technologies such as MICP, are key to the world meeting its carbon emissions targets. You will be joining an enthusiastic and friendly team of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers that are researching various novel grouting technologies for a range of engineering applications including soil stabilisation, rock fracture sealing and concrete repair. You will work closely with industry partners including Babcock Intl. and BAM Nuttall.

This position is based in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, a dynamic department, with a friendly and active teaching and research culture. The Department consistently receives excellent feedback on UG and PGT teaching quality and we are ranked in the UK top 10 for Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2021). Our department has a diverse range of high standard teaching programs ranging from full time degree programs, to distance learning such as our Graduate Apprenticeship degree. We also have an exciting new International Joint Education Program (IJEP) with Yunnan University in China (delivered in English language) and there may be opportunities for the successful candidate to spend 2-4 weeks of the academic year teaching in China.
The University is seeking a candidate that can deliver high quality teaching in geotechnical/civil engineering, has excellent communication skills and enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team. You will contribute to: laboratory-based research; field trials with the industry partner; and data analysis and computational modelling. Not all of these skills are required as prior experience, training is available, but an ability and enthusiasm to learn new skills is essential.

The 4-year position is available for a full-time postdoctoral teaching/research associate. The successful candidate should have a relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials, Environmental Engineering) and have successfully completed their PhD in a relevant field (e.g. MICP or other microbial precipitation technologies, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering).

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Grainne El Mountassir, (grainne.elmountassir@strath.ac.uk).

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department/School
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Staff Category
Teaching
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary: £33,309
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed term (48 months)
Closing date: 17 September 2021

The Department seeks to appoint a talented individual to a 4-year combined teaching and research associate position. The position will provide teaching cover for an academic staff member who is being seconded to a new role. The candidate will have the ability to teach Geotechnical/Civil Engineering modules to a high standard at undergraduate level. Furthermore, the position is being partly funded via a research project on microbially-induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) for concrete repair.As such the candidate will split their time between teaching and research activities.

The aim of the research is to optimise treatment strategies for upscaling MICP treatment of concrete from the laboratory-scale to the field-scale. We have recently demonstrated the potential of MICP to repair degraded concrete in small-scale laboratory tests; MICP acts to both reduce permeability and improve overall strength. Alongside teaching responsibilities, this position will focus on developing treatment strategies that are practical for large-scale and field-scale deployment, in order to deliver a reliable low-carbon engineering solution, that can be used by practicing civil engineers. New cement replacement technologies such as MICP, are key to the world meeting its carbon emissions targets. You will be joining an enthusiastic and friendly team of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers that are researching various novel grouting technologies for a range of engineering applications including soil stabilisation, rock fracture sealing and concrete repair. You will work closely with industry partners including Babcock Intl. and BAM Nuttall.

This position is based in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, a dynamic department, with a friendly and active teaching and research culture. The Department consistently receives excellent feedback on UG and PGT teaching quality and we are ranked in the UK top 10 for Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2021). Our department has a diverse range of high standard teaching programs ranging from full time degree programs, to distance learning such as our Graduate Apprenticeship degree. We also have an exciting new International Joint Education Program (IJEP) with Yunnan University in China (delivered in English language) and there may be opportunities for the successful candidate to spend 2-4 weeks of the academic year teaching in China.
The University is seeking a candidate that can deliver high quality teaching in geotechnical/civil engineering, has excellent communication skills and enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team. You will contribute to: laboratory-based research; field trials with the industry partner; and data analysis and computational modelling. Not all of these skills are required as prior experience, training is available, but an ability and enthusiasm to learn new skills is essential.

The 4-year position is available for a full-time postdoctoral teaching/research associate. The successful candidate should have a relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials, Environmental Engineering) and have successfully completed their PhD in a relevant field (e.g. MICP or other microbial precipitation technologies, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering).

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Grainne El Mountassir, (grainne.elmountassir@strath.ac.uk).

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