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Position: Research Assistant (Cross-Laminated Secondary Timber)
Institution: University College London
Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Research Assistant will administer the experimental testing and modelling aspects of the project: specifically, characterise secondary timber through non-destructive and destructive grading and testing; design CLST panel configurations based on timber testing results and model expected performance; and validate CLST panel design through fabrication and testing. The postholder will also contribute to the writing of journal and conference papers, to workshop and conference presentations, and to Departmental research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities as required
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a degree in civil/structural engineering, experience of working with timber in a workshop or lab context, and understanding of finite element modelling and experience with Abaqus. Experience in statistical analysis, and understanding of materials mechanical properties, are also essential. A wood science background, and knowledge and enthusiasm about sustainability and circular economy, would be an advantage
   
Text: Research Assistant (Cross-Laminated Secondary Timber) , - Ref:1876116 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £31,542 - £33,257 per annum Duties and Responsibilities UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Research Assistant to work on a research project which explores a solution for timber: its reuse as part of cross-laminated secondary timber (CLST). The Research Assistant will administer the experimental testing and modelling aspects of the project: specifically, characterise secondary timber through non-destructive and destructive grading and testing; design CLST panel configurations based on timber testing results and model expected performance; and validate CLST panel design through fabrication and testing. The postholder will also contribute to the writing of journal and conference papers, to workshop and conference presentations, and to Departmental research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities as required. The appointment is available from 1 July 2021 until 31 March 2022 in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a degree in civil/structural engineering, experience of working with timber in a workshop or lab context, and understanding of finite element modelling and experience with Abaqus. Experience in statistical analysis, and understanding of materials mechanical properties, are also essential. A wood science background, and knowledge and enthusiasm about sustainability and circular economy, would be an advantage. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Duncan McAllister (duncan.mcallister@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 16 May 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description & person specification Apply Now
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