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Research Fellow in Railway Geotechnics

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in the area of geotechnical engineering? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities? 

The University has a large breadth of railway research expertise and is currently developing a new Institute for High Speed Railway and Systems Integration. A highlight of the new institute includes significant investment to develop a world leading railway track and earthworks test facility. This facility will allow for full-scale track-embankment structures to be constructed and tested under realistic, yet accelerated, high speed train loading.  Therefore many years’ worth of train passages can be simulated in a matter of days, thus replicating long-term track behaviour. Your role will involve developing numerical models of track and embankment stability, and validating them using the new testing facility.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in a topic closely aligned with geotechnical engineering, with strong knowledge and understanding of earthwork stability analysis, and strong coding ability, ideally using Matlab.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr David Connolly, Institute for High Speed Rail and Systems Integration.

Tel: +44 (0) 113 3431990 or email: d.connolly@leeds.ac.uk 

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 28 November 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 January 2020
Reference:  EPSCV1005
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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