Senior Rotordynamicist (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham

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Location:  Jubilee Campus

£44,263 to £56,021
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 December 2023
Reference:  ENG503923

Applications are sought for the position of Senior Rotordynamicist within the MAS research group at the University of Nottingham. The group has several funded research projects investigating aspects of the dynamics of rotating machines or requiring a command of rotordynamics to support the development of these machines. This post will focus on undertaking design and experimentation on test rigs, including complex rotating mechanical rigs which are controlled by electrical machines and actuators. 

The MAS research group have an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EU, EPSRC, BEIS, Innovate-UK and directly with industry. The group is full of highly motivated and capable teams who are dedicated to answering research questions. The faculty of engineering is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion; it was awarded engineering department in the UK to be awarded an Athena Swan Gold award for advancing gender equality in higher education. Applications from all backgrounds are encouraged. 

The successful candidate will work with a variety of stakeholders, including internal customers, external customers, and engineering designers (both internal and external). It will be important to maintain these relationships whilst developing new connections. One of the main functions of the role will be to provide mechanical expertise to answer research questions. The role holder will need to work with these designers in developing test facilities.  

This role is fixed term for 2 years. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share may be considered. 

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have access to the resources of the university as well as a range of benefits and rewards, including staff discounts and travel schemes and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Seamus Garvey ([email protected]). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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