Research Associate in Data Collection and Complex Measurements on Pipeline Systems

Sheffield, United Kingdom
£31,866 - £40,322 pa
Nov 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working to solve the biggest challenges that face our vital water supply systems? Do you want to further your career in a project with the leading water engineering group at a quality UK research intensive university? Supplying safe clean water systems at efficient rates remains a significant challenge for the UK! This post is for a Research Associate to develop sensors for asset monitoring in water distribution systems. This will include both water quality and water infrastructure monitoring. The successful candidate will be working on projects to help understand the deterioration of water quality in water networks and also how the physical infrastructure of pipes is affected by ageing and deterioration and external loading. Applicants must have experience of developing experimental tests on water pipe systems, in both laboratory and field conditions, including developing experimental procedures, familiarity with physical test equipment, hardware, and software to undertake suitable, accurate measurements. Experience working with water companies in the UK on field installations will be a significant asset. You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject, eg. Civil, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering (or have equivalent experience). We have an opportunity for you to develop both a research portfolio and work on projects that will ensure the future sustainability of water supply systems. Providing a service to water network engineers by giving them access to data on water quality and tools to allow for predictions of the future life of assets allowing them to operate and maintain their ageing assets in a more sustainable manner. You will be based at the University of Sheffield for the duration of the project. The Department of Civil and Structural Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project, and provide laboratory facilities to undertake experimental tests to support the project. We're one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University's Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. Apply now by clicking on the Apply button located near the top left of your screen.