Research Fellow, Engineering (ENG170R)

The high level of interest in running projects in the simulator has generated the requirement for a challenging new role within the NDC.  The Marine Simulation and Modelling Research position will be responsible for helping develop the capability of the NDC’s marine simulator, assisting staff, students and external users in developing new and innovative models and running simulations of decommissioning and other scenarios, particularly those related to the energy transition. The system is unique within the UK and  you will have the opportunity to understand its capabilities and get involved in projects which will require further system development.  

School/Section: Engineering
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323
Ref No: ENG170R
Closing Date: 11-MAY-2021


Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with a background in engineering, physics, naval architecture, or computing science or a similar subject  with experience of modelling marine and dynamical systems or data visualisation and modelling. The role requires someone who is good at problem solving, with excellent customer facing abilities.  Programming and software development skills will also be useful in this role.

In this role you will be responsible for understanding industry challenges, working with our Simulator Technical Manager to develop scenarios, run simulations and develop models of new infrastructure and incorporate these into the simulator with support from OSC. Other opportunities will include working with staff and students at the NDC, regulators and companies to develop a “Smart Basin” concept using the simulator to visualise data across the entire UK continental shelf to assist in decision making. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,797 – 34,803 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is funded by OGTC it is available for 3 years.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 May 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Richard Neilson, Director National Decommissioning Centre

01224 274407

Please do not send application forms or CVs

Please quote reference number ENG170R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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