Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment job with QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST | 301378 – Times Higher Education

Job description

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) in collaboration with the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Fellow, to undertake research into innovative sensor solutions for automated inference of health for infrastructure.

This post is part of the EPSRC funded ROSEHIPS project with the universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Exeter along with a number of companies and government departments. The overall aim of the project is to exploit the game-changing concept of population-based structural health monitoring to automatically infer the condition of physical structures from sensor data. New machine learning, sensing and digital twin technologies will be developed with the aim of driving new standards for safer, greener structures in future.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Degree in computer science, electrical/electronic engineering or higher qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Normally have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD, e.g. in the areas of computing hardware, programming, data analytics.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience to include:
    • Research into approaches and practical implementation of embedded sensors for performing structural monitoring ideally, but in some practical application.
    • Proven track record of undertaking analyses, critical evaluation and interpretations of infrastructure data as relevant to the research project.
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme.
    • Strong publication record commensurate with stage of career.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed Term 24 months

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.

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.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions.
  • Pension schemes.
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working.
  • Family-friendly initiatives.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing.
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays).

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 (Race) 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

Informal enquiries may be directed to: David Hester –

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the ‘Candidate Information’

Candidate Information
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About the School of EEECS
About the School of NBE
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