Aston University

Aston University

Research Assistant (0187-24)

Research Assistant Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £32,332 to £34,980 per annum Grade: Grade 07 Contract Type: Fixed Term (07/10/2024)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 08 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0187-24 Release Date: Monday 25 March 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences. The Research Assistant will be responsible for carrying out approximately 50% of a major EPSRC-funded project, joint between the Aston University and University of Nottingham. The major part of the role of the Aston-based researcher will be experimental. This will include field investigations, design and development of new laboratory experiments to investigate tyre-water-road surface interaction at various traffic and environmental conditions. Whilst some of this capability already exists, it will need to be significantly extended.

As a member of a team working on this project, the researcher will work closely with academic staff at Aston University (Professor Mujib Rahman at [email protected]) with technicians, and with the researchers at Nottingham University, since many of the project tasks will require input from both institutions.

Please refer to our Aston University benefits page where you can see how Aston recognises the contributions staff make and the comprehensive rewards and benefits packages available for staff.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from those returning to academia after a period of absence and women seeking to progress in their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Gold Award to EPS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and family atmosphere.

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Job details


Research Assistant (0187-24)


Aston University


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 08, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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