UK:Research Assistant in Materials and Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

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Duration:Fixed-term for 2 years/Full time

Salary: £20,764 to 24,049 per annum, dependent on experience

Description: The Centre for Infrastructure Management (CIM) within the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences is looking for a Research Assistant following the award of an EC grant. The research will develop a microwave curing system for concrete repair and refurbishment.

The trans-EC collaborative project will also involve another research institute (with microwave engineering expertise) and industry. You will provide construction materials related expertise on the project and will engage in experimental research to validate microwave curing for concrete repair. You will also contribute to an interesting range of consultancy projects in CIM to broaden your experience in construction.

Eligibility: You must have a good Honours Degree or equivalent in a relevant area and must also have good knowledge of construction/engineering materials and experience of writing reports. Good planning and organisational skills and the ability to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines are also essential. You will also be encouraged to register for a higher degree.Our employment package includes generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme and other staff benefits such as wellbeing initiatives, child care vouchers, development and training courses and assorted staff discounts.

Non-EU Nationals please note:

We welcome applications from non-EEA applicants. However, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are entitled to live and work in the UK. Before applying please check whether you would be eligible to work in the UK under the points-based system by using the UKBA points-based calculator. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website. If you will need a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, contact us before applying to check whether we should be able to issue one if you’re appointed.

Closing date: 6 September 2013 at 12 noon

Further information and application: forms are available from or telephone 0114 225 3950 or email
Human Resources Directorate
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB

To apply: Please quote reference: ACE 154/13

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