THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM FACULTY OF ENGINEERING DIVISION OF MATERIALS, MECHANICS & STRUCTURES Job Title: Research Associate/Fellow Open Source Software Co-ordinator for Advanced Textile Composite Materials Contract Status: This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years. Salary: £24,152 - £35,469 per annum; depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to £38,757 per annum, subject to performance) – (£26,391 maximum without PhD). Location: University Park Responsible to: Dr IA Jones and Professor AC Long Job Outline: To coordinate and facilitate the maintenance, development and application of the TexGen open-source textile modelling software framework. Main Duties and Responsibilities: To model textile composite reinforcements using a geometric modelling approach within the TexGen software framework. To manage the open source repository containing the version-managed source code for TexGen, and to moderate online discussions on the subject of TexGen and its applications. To build and deploy TexGen as it is developed, incorporating appropriate open source software libraries. To develop TexGen in order to enhance its capabilities, both on the researcher’s own initiative and in response to technical enhancement suggestions from the user community and research group. To manage the maintenance and deployment of other software developed within the Composites Group. To write research reports and papers in order to disseminate research results and develop a track record of published research findings in internationally respected peer-reviewed journals. Further dissemination of results should also occur through invited oral and poster presentations at international meetings, conferences and seminars. To write or contribute to progress and internal reports corresponding to the development of his research work as part of the deliverables of the Textile Composites Platform Grant project. Participate on the regular meetings of the Composites Group Contribute to the research work of the Composites Group and collaborate with their partners as required. Operate within the safety systems, IT code of practice etc. as required by the Division, Department and University. This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed and forms part of the contract of employment. Person Specification: Essential Desirable Qualifications/ Scientific, Engineering or PhD in Scientific, Engineering or Education Mathematics undergraduate Mathematics subject. degree (or equivalent). Skills/Training Ability to program in C++ Familiarity with open source libraries. Familiarity with “building” Ability to program using the Visual software projects in MS Visual Toolkit (VTK) graphics library. C++, Linux or other environment. Ability to maintain a Subversion (SVN) repository. Knowledge of technical textiles and/or textile composites. Experience Experience of working on Experience of computer modelling in software in an engineering or some physical or engineering context. scientific environment. Experience of building, maintaining and delivering cross-platform, multi- component C++-based software. Track record in development and implementation of computational models. Personal Self-motivated. Attributes Ability to work in a team. Excellent communication skills, able to communicate on all levels across many areas. Please quote ref. ENG/346.
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