Research Fellow in Predictive Modelling

Research Fellow in Predictive Modelling

Bangor University

Bangor, United Kingdom

Candidates should be educated to postdoctoral standard (or equivalent) in Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics or a similar discipline of relevance to the nuclear industry and will have an established national/internationally recognised research reputation appropriate to the field and a strong track record in publications and relevant grant capture.

Purpose of the Job

The Research Fellow will contribute to world leading and internationally significant research in predictive modelling for application in the nuclear sciences and with evidence of quality and international peer recognition.

Predictive Modelling will be instrumental in leading the establishment of the University’s capacities in nuclear sciences as set out in the aspiration above. The appointee will contribute to an internationally excellent research group in the predictive modelling disciplines, focussed initially on the nuclear sector but identifying and pursuing opportunities to diversify. The appointee will actively support the Chief Investigator in developing new techniques within the framework of the overall research programme set out by the Ser Cymru Chair in Predictive Modelling and Nuclear Engineering. The appointee will contribute to the long term sustainability of the Predictive Modelling capacity and capability at Bangor University. The position is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund under a proposal submitted to the Welsh Government by Bangor University and will deliver against the relevant aspects of that proposal over the first five years of the appointment.

The appointee will also contribute, under the direction of the Chair in Predictive Modelling and the University’s senior management team, to regional development opportunities associated with the establishment of new nuclear capacity and will establish Bangor as a significant organisation in the development of predictive modelling expertise with its strategic partners in industry and governmental organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

The post holder will be responsible for leading on the planning/conducting/analysing and publishing of a series of experimental studies/field based studies/laboratory based studies under the overall direction of the Ser Cymru Chair in Predictive Modelling and Nuclear Engineering.

The appointee will contribute to policy making, client relationships, preparing and negotiating proposals and project management of several projects identifying and leading on staff development and delivery as directed by the Ser Cymru Chair in Predictive Modelling and Nuclear Engineering.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Research:

In relation to the Ser Cymru research programme:

  • Contribute to the organisation and supervision of large project teams, client relationships and professional issues.
  • Gathering and analysis of data. This could include: - development of laboratory based quantitative models or techniques/acquire and maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of the scientific literature related to the research aims of the project/actively support the principal investigator in developing new techniques/the validation of laboratory models/scheduling and testing research/collecting and analysing data.
  • Delivering research outcomes. This could include:- contributing to the dissemination of research outputs through relevant scientific technical and public press and conferences/working with partners to disseminate results to industry/write regular updates on progress to the project management group/collaborate with co-researchers and write up the results in scientific articles/write final reports/discussing and sharing results with grant holders.
  • Contribute to applications for, securing and managing research funding from a range of UK and non-UK funding bodies.
  • Contributing to policy making in relevant research field under the leadership of the Ser Cymru Chair in Predictive Modelling and Nuclear Engineering.
  • Engage in scholarly and other relevant professional activities.
  • Advise and collaborate with research students and research assistants.
  • Liaise with national research bodies to identify future research requirements.
  • Under the Direction of the Ser Cymru Professor of Nuclear, liaise with national research bodies to identify future research requirements.
  • Assisting the Ser Cymru Chair in Predictive Modelling and Nuclear Engineering in:
    • The administration of the research project. This might include:- participation in project meetings/project coordination to meet aims and objectives/liaise with stakeholders (external and internal).
    • Monitoring of financial controls associated with the research project. This could include: Monitoring and reviewing costing to ensure research project is within budget.

Research Students and Teaching:

In relation to the science in the Ser Cymru research Programme:

  • Contribute to the development, planning, implementation and delivery of high quality curriculum in nuclear sciences and related fields.
  • Keep abreast of new professional, educational and related social, economic and technological developments.
  • Provide advice to individual and group research projects.
  • Act as personal tutor to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to the review of modules and programmes and quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Support collaboration in terms of teaching across subject and disciplinary boundaries.

Management and Administration:

In relation to the Ser Cymru research programme and related activities:

  • Contribute to the School/Department's/College’s management, and participate in the administration of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the line manager.
  • Recruitment and supervision of new members of the research group including; Staff, visiting researchers and students.

This list of duties is not meant to be exhaustive, but merely an indication of the main areas of activity of the post. It may be amended or added to, at the discretion of the Line Manager, with other duties commensurate with the function and grade following consultation with the post-holder.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Line Management:

  • The post-holder will be responsible to the Ser Cymru Professor in Predictive Modelling of Nuclear Engineering and Predictive Modelling
  • The Post-holder will be responsible for the leadership and line management of project personnel including Post-Doctoral Research Assistants allocated to project activity.
  • Jointly, with the Ser Cymru Professor in Predictive Modelling of Nuclear Engineering and Predictive Modelling the recruitment and supervision of new members of the research group.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.
  • The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
  • The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
  • The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their post.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.
  • The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
  • The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
  • The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their post.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training:

Essential:

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics or a similar discipline of relevance to the nuclear industry completed or equivalent demonstrable research experience.
  • An established national/internationally recognised research reputation appropriate to the field and a strong track record in publications and relevant grant capture.

Experience/Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Substantial research experience and experience appropriate to the field.
  • Experience of involvement in peer review activities (e.g. committees, journals)
  • Experience of providing expert advice to clients/outside bodies.
  • Proven track record of publications in quality journals appropriate to the field
  • Proven track record of conference presentations appropriate to the field
  • Experience of organising and supervising project teams implementing staff development and mentoring.
  • The ability to undertake quantitative analysis/strong research method and skill analysis

Desirable:

  • Experience of involvement in peer review activities (e.g. committees, journals)
  • Experience of providing expert advice to clients/outside bodies.

Teaching:

Essential:

  • Experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects

Desirable:

  • Experience of module development and delivery in higher education

Research:

Essential:

  • Practical experience of research and implementation of predictive modelling techniques and methods.
  • Experience of applying predictive modelling techniques to a range of theoretical and applied areas including nuclear energy generation.
  • Record of achievement and potential for further development in publication of research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of contributing to the generation research funding applications appropriate to the field.
  • Publication of research results in high quality, leading peer reviewed journals appropriate to the subject area.
  • Capability to develop and manage research projects, and to disseminate results through presentation at relevant conferences and publication in relevant journals.
  • Demonstrate good analytical skills, ability to analyse numerical data and present results appropriately.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritise work load and work to deadlines.

Desirable:

  • Experience of translation activities to deliver impact from research in commercial or other sectors.
  • A range of relevant and active links with industry and academic networks

Skills/Abilities:

Essential:

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrable computer programing skills, including FORTRAN, C++, PYTHON.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to travel to complete research activities and attend meetings, conferences as is required by the role.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.

Desirable:

  • Potential to develop strategic leadership of research including interdisciplinary research.

Other:

  • Ability to travel to complete research activities and attend meetings, conferences as is required by the role.
  • No specific Welsh requirement. Candidates will be expected to work positively in a bilingual environment.

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