Research Assistant / Fellow in Resilience Engineering

Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6B: £31,542 £ £33,257 per annum or Grade 7: £36,028 £ £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874834
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

The Fellow in Resilience Engineering will play a leading role in the project Fostering Resilient Recovery in Displaced Communities via School-based Hubs, funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Equitable Resilience scheme. The Research Assistant/Fellow in Resilience Engineering will investigate physical vulnerability of school buildings in Palu, Indonesia, subjected to earthquake-induced ground shaking, tsunami, and liquefaction.

The appointment is for twelve months in the first instance and will run from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will hold an MSc or PhD degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or relevant subject area and have experience of developing structural fragility and vulnerability relationships for different natural hazards, particularly earthquake-induced ground shaking and tsunami. Background knowledge of structural mechanics, probability and statistics, and structural reliability is essential. Experience of using advanced numerical structural analysis packages (such as OpenSees, SAP2000, ETABS, SeimoSoft package) and programming skills (such as Matlab) is also essential. Fieldwork experience, and a track record in publishing high-quality research would be an advantage.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Dr Carmine Galasso (

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

10 Mar 2021

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