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Position: Research Associate in Computational Mechanics
Institution: Imperial College London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The holder of this post is 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. The post-holder is expected to perform original research of international excellence, to write and publish papers in appropriate journals, to disseminate research findings at appropriate conferences and workshops, and to take part in Rock Mechanics Research Group meetings
Requirements: hold an MSc or PhD degree in a relevant area of Computational Mechanics, Computer Science, Computational Applied Science, Applied Maths, or the equivalent; They should have experience in programming, and in the use of numerical methods for continuum-scale modelling, ideally using finite elements
   
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The successful applicant(s) 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... Job listing information Reference ENG02099 Date posted 25 April 2022 Closing date 25 May 2022 Key information about the role Location South Kensington Campus (map) Position type Full time, fixed term Salary £41,593 - £49,210 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 an opening for a Research Associate or Research Assistant. The successful applicant(s) 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 The holder of this post is 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. The post-holder is expected to perform original research of international excellence, to write and publish papers in appropriate journals, to disseminate research findings at appropriate conferences and workshops, and to take part in Rock Mechanics Research Group meetings. Essential requirements The successful applicant should hold an MSc or PhD degree in a relevant area of Computational Mechanics, Computer Science, Computational Applied Science, Applied Maths, or the equivalent. They should have experience in programming, and in the use of numerical methods for continuum-scale modelling, ideally using finite elements. Further information This is a full time, fixed term contract for 12 months. *Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant. 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 The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. 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