Job description

Contract: This is a fixed term position until 31/03/2022

Main Purpose of Post:

The postholder will be expected to contribute to the SELKIE project that has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund delivered through the Welsh and Irish Governments funded, working with an international project group of universities and SMEs.  The primary purpose is to write and publish software modelling tools for tidal turbines.  The postholder will be responsible for maintenance of the software archive (eg github), documentation and training materials.

General Duties:

  1. To contribute to the SELKIE project that has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund delivered through the Welsh and Irish Governments funded, working with an international project group of universities and SMEs.
  2. To develop tidal turbine array CFD modelling tools within the OpenFoam framework to a level that can be distributed open source to the community.
  3. To write technical documentation, in code documentation, instruction manuals, training materials, examples, technical reports and academic papers for a number of technical topics.
  4. To collaborate with research partners including national and international travel.
  5. To write journal papers for submission in ISI-accredited peer-reviewed journals.

Main Duties:

This appointment in the College has a number of generic objectives common to research appointments.  These relate to developing and generating novel research concepts, designs, directions, and outputs in areas related to the discipline.

  1. Pro-actively contribute to and conduct research, including gather, prepare and analyse data, generate original ideas and present results.
  2. Prepare reports, draft patents and papers describing the results of the research, both confidential and for publication.
  3. Be self-motivated, apply and use their initiative, aiming to determine suitable ways to tackle challenges and seeking guidance when needed
  4. Interact positively and professionally with other collaborators and partners within the College and elsewhere in the University and beyond as appropriate such as in industry/commerce, public organisations and academia.
  5. Contribute to College organisational matters in order to help it run smoothly and to help raise its external research profile.
  6. Keep informed of developments in the field in technical, specific and general terms and their wider implication for the discipline area, commercial applications and the knowledge economy.
  7. When requested act as a representative or member of committees, using the opportunity to extend their own professional experience.
  8. Demonstrate and evidence own professional development, identifying development needs with reference to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, particularly with regard to probation, PDR and participation in training events.
  9. Maintain and enhance links with the professional institutions and other related bodies.
  10. Observe best-practice protocols in maintenance and retention of research records as indicated by HEI and Research Councils records management guidance.  This includes ensuring project log-book records are deposited with the University/Principal Investigator on completion of the work.
  11. Participate in and undertake other research or administrative activities appropriate to their experience and skill, and as directed by the Head of the College / Institute or such other person delegated to act with their authority.
  12. To promote equality and diversity in working practices and to maintain positive working relationships.
  13. To fully engage with the University’s Performance Enabling and Welsh Language policies
  14. To conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity

How to apply

Applications on Swansea University website.

Closing Date for applications: 17-11-2019

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ian Masters I.Masters@swansea.ac.uk