Senior Research Associate in Digital Twins (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of Engineering, West Cambridge

A position exists, for a Senior Research Associate in Digital Twins in the Department of Engineering, to work on the Digital Roads of the Future (DRF) initiative.

The post holder will be located in the Civil Engineering Building, 7a JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to provide technical leadership and coordination to the DRF initiative via research advancement in Digital Twins within its existing grants; authoring new grant proposals; authoring publications and disseminating the initiative’s outcomes; teaching and learning support; administration, financial management, planning and organisation; staff management, training, and supervising; and internal and external networking, while constantly upholding the university’s values.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: (i) having obtained a PhD degree in any relevant engineering or science discipline, or architecture; (ii) possessing significant previous academic experience related to Digital Twins for infrastructure or the built environment as Research Associate or equivalent; (iii) possessing a relevant and very strong academic track record with peer reviewed journal publications in top journals or patents, with some evidence of preparation of successful proposals; (iii) possessing previous project and financial management experience; (iv) possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary Ranges: Senior Research Associate: £42,149 – £53,348

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 40 months in the first instance or until 31 March 2027, whichever comes the soonest.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), publications list and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we may not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy contact Prof Ioannis Brilakis at [email protected] for queries of a technical nature related to the role and Ms Rachel Judson [email protected]  for queries related to the application process.

Please quote reference NM31672 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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