Research Fellow, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - #972118


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Belfast
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day

Application closing date: 19/02/2024

Salary: £37,841 per annum

Job category/type: Research

The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow – Supply Chain Modelling to be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the W-Tech (Wright Technology Centre) research team.

The post holder will assist in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity specifically in Modelling the Supply Chain Behaviour and Risks for Next Generation Bus Vehicles.

The post is a critical role, and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, research planning and reporting and for collaboration with project partners.

This is a fixed term post available until 30/09/2026. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Hold at least a 2:1 honours degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science, Business Management or closely related discipline.

  • Obtained, or be about to obtain, a relevant PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science, Business Management or closely related discipline (Candidates about to receive their PhD should provide proof that their viva is scheduled within two months).

Relevant research experience to include:

  • Demonstrable experience in the use of production and /or supply chain planning /modelling, optimisation of production systems.

  • Demonstrable experience in programming /scripting, beyond that taught in undergraduate engineering courses.

  • A proven track record of using relevant techniques to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data as relevant to the research project.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:; and

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