We’re Hiring: Research Associate in Smart Condition Monitoring

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Smart Condition Monitoring to undertake a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project entitled “Development of a smart rubber dam monitoring system”. The post-holder will play a key role in our plans to develop an intelligent rubber dam monitoring technology using suitable sensors and signal processing algorithms.

You will work closely with the academic and industrial teams to evaluate the existing techniques for rubber dam monitoring and then develop a cutting edge technology for the measurement of the height, cross-sectional shape and vibrations of an inflatable rubber dam.
As Research Associate in Smart Condition Monitoring you will:
  • Review and assess the existing technologies for rubber dam monitoring;
  • Establish a smart dam monitoring methodology;
  • Contribute to the product release and marketing of the developed technology;
  • Disseminate findings from the KTP project through internal reporting, academic publication and industrial exhibitions;
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • BEng in electronic engineering, control system engineering, computer science or a related discipline
  • PhD in mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, control systems or a related discipline
  • Physical sensors, sensor arrays, electronic instrumentation and digital signal processing
  • Design and development of computing algorithms for advanced measurement

Dyrhoff Ltd designs and supplies inflatable rubber dams and pneumatically-operated spillway gates. They have supplied over 100 pneumatic dams and gates across 17 countries in the last 20 years ranging from run of the river hydropower projects to small in-line sewer applications.

The School of Engineering & Digital Arts was founded in 1966 as the Electronics Laboratory, becoming the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) in 2009 to better reflect the breadth of its disciplinary base. This combination of digital arts with engineering and technology in one school is a unique characteristic of the School. Within the Faculty of Sciences, it is located in the Jennison Building on Canterbury campus, a building which underwent a complete refurbishment and expansion programme in 2013 making it accessible to all and enabling greater interaction between staff and students. The Jennison building is a focus for academic and social activities within the School which lends to a strong sense of community. Being a relatively small School ensures that staff and students work in a friendly environment, offering an inspiring and challenging student experience within the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury.

Start date for applications: 1st October 2018
Closing date for applications: 1st November 2018
Interviews are to be held: 20th November 2018
For more information and to apply: https://bit.ly/2Cy2G3v

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