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.