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Research assistant/PhD on Mechanical Engineering. Pantograph/catenary dynamic interaction

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/05/2021 21:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Terrassa
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Centre of Advanced Technologies in Mechanics (CATMech) and the Acoustical and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (LEAM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) are seeking for a graduated engineer or a young researcher motivated to work in the field of pantograph/catenary dynamic interaction.

In the frame of CATMech, LEAM has developed a software, called RCat, for the simulation of the dynamic pantograph/catenary contact force specifically focus in rigid catenary system, an emerging overhead electrification system for railway applications with various benefits with respect to previous technologies. RCat is been used nowadays in simulations of new rigid catenary systems to be installed in different railway lines around Europe. In this framework, LEAM is looking for a young engineer/researcher that could be involved on several new developments that the computational tool requires.

The offer is for one year of research assitancy and it can be extended up to 5 years more, depending on the performance of the researcher, to pursue the PhD doctoral studies in this field. Industrial doctorate could be also an option for the doctoral studies.

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Benefits

Gross salary: Between 18.000 € and 22.000 € depending on the profile of the applicant and the final contract form decided.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should demonstrage average grades for the BSc and MSc larger than 8 out of 10. The final evaluation mark (out of 100) is based on:

  • Bachelor average grade. Up to 50 points.
  • Master average grade. Up to 25 points.
  • Adequacy of the candidate's profile to the project. Up to 10 points.
  • Previous publications. Up to 5 points.
  • English language skills. Up to 10 points.

Selection process

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to email their application file (in a single pdf file) to Dr. Robert Arcos (robert.arcos@upc.edu) containing the following information:

  • Motivation letter.
  • Curriculum vitae (with list of publications).
  • Transcript of records for the BSc and MSc.
  • Copy of diplomas for BSc and MSc.
  • Proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL/IETLS certificate or equivalent proof).
  • Contact details of two persons who can provide a reference on our request.

Please, put RCat_PhDApplication in the email subject line.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Mandatory:

  • BSc and MSc degree (or equivalent) in Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering or closely related field. Applied computer science degrees will also be considered. MSc degrees to be finished before September 2021 are also accepted.
  • An IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with no band scores below 6. Alternative english language qualifications are also acceptable.

Recommended:

  • Experience in MATLAB and Python programming.
  • Background on railway engineering, finite element method, and multibody dynamics are strongly welcomed.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ESEIAAT - School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa
Spain
Barcelona
Terrassa
08222
Carre Colom, 11

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EURAXESS offer ID: 631610

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