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Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher Post in Aerospace Composite Structures Structural Health Monitoring Technologies, Algorithms and Hardware: The Study and analysis of the characterization to SHM system on board plane

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    Dr D Chronopoulos
    Prof A Jones
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Project Description

Applications are invited to work with Aernnova Madrid, as well as the University of Nottingham as part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) Network, “SAFE-FLY”. Successful applicants will also register for a PhD at the University of Nottingham.

Failure of aerospace structures can be life-threatening for passengers and financially catastrophic for the operator and the manufacturer. This is the main reason for which a large part of an aircraft’s lifecycle and operating cost is spent on inspecting its structural integrity on the ground. On-line detection and characterization of minor failures within composite aerospace structures can lead to a radical reduction of this cost.

The successful applicant will be expected to make significant contributions to the Study and analysis of the characterization to SHM system on board plane: communications nets, electrical specification, electronic circuits, mechanical performance, algorithmic implemented, etc for a NDT inspection in composite laminates.

Candidates must be in possession of (or expected to obtain) a 1st class or a 2:1 degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, applied mathematics/physics or a relevant discipline.

Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-msca_en.pdf pp58-60. In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.

This full-time post will be available from September 2017 and is offered on a fixed-term 36 month contract. The post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable.

The University of Nottingham values diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women’s careers in science. You can read more about what this means at: http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dimitrios Chronopoulos ([email protected]). Formal applications must be made through the University’s online application system.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Funding Notes

in accordance with the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie financial guidelines for this scheme (approx. £33,000 per annum)

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