Research Associate in Battery Fire Modelling – Faraday Institution SAFEBATT project at King’s College London

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Job id: 070746. Salary: £41,386 – £44,745 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 06 July 2023. Closing date: 03 August 2023.

Business unit: Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sci. Department: Engineering.

Contact details: Dr Francesco Restuccia. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Research.

University of CanterburyLecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering

What You Will Do

Applications are invited for a position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US System).

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further growth of the fire engineering programme in a dynamic and productive department. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage (though applicants with interests in other fire engineering specialties are also encouraged to apply): numerical and experimental study of fire and wildland fire behaviour and suppression; wildfire engineering; fire dynamics, material behaviour in fires, fire safety systems, fire safety design practice, performance-based fire safety design, fire risk assessment or fire risk management. Teaching on undergraduate programmes also possible.

Mōu | Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in fire engineering. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in fire engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme. The appointee will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, collaborate with others in the University, and to contribute to Departmental, Faculty, and University activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national and international levels.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The successful appointee will have access to a range of research facilities (with technical staff) and expertise in related disciplines. The Faculty of Engineering has just completed a $163 million investment of its engineering specialist laboratory wings and main teaching spaces. Staff and students now have access to some of the best modern facilities and technologies for teaching, learning and research in the southern hemisphere. Every area has been designed with the principles of highly flexible learning spaces, collaborative open areas and engineering on display. In particular, a new fire engineering laboratory with capacity to test fire and structural fire behaviour up to two-storeys high has just been commissioned. Large-scale fire testing facilities are also available from time to time at the Building Research Association New Zealand (BRANZ) in Wellington, through collaborative research programmes.

For more information about our department and team, please visit our website.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

In 2023 UC is celebrating 150 years of accessible education. The past, the present and the future are intertwined. For more information on our 150th Anniversary visit us here.

 Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

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The salary for this position on the academic salary scale is Lecturer (2.01 – $86,197 to 2.06 – $104,487), Senior Lecturer (4.01 – $109,977 to 4.05 -$124,732), Senior Lecturer Above the Bar (5.01 – $130,223 to 5.03 – $137,769)

The closing date for this position is: 20 July 2023 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date. Or Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted via our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Postdoctoral Fellow on Forest Fire Research at UTFSM and UAI, Chile

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Universidad T´ecnica Federico Santa Mar´ıa (UTFSM), in collaboration with Universidad Adolfo Iba ˜nez (UAI), has an opening for a Fire Research Postdoctoral Scholar. The position is opened in the context of the FONDEF ID22I10314 project, funded by the Agencia Nacional de Investigaci´on y Desarrollo (ANID) of Chile. The project aims to propose and study a bench-scale setup that allows to quantitatively assess the effectiveness of fire retardants in the context of forest and wild fires.

PhD/Postdoc Fire Dynamics Modelling using Machine Learning Methods at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

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PhD/Postdoc Fire Dynamics Modelling using Machine Learning Methods

The official announcement (german / english) is provided here: Recruitment System BUW. In the following, an unofficial summary of the english version of the Job-ID 22709 is given.

This position is to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with 75 % (PhD) or 100% (Post Doc) of the tariff working hours (part-time is possible, please state when applying whether you would also be interested in a part-time job).

We are an interdisciplinary and international team at the University of Wuppertal (BUW) and are looking for support for our research work in the field of computer-aided modelling in civil engineering, especially fire dynamics. This position is intended to expand our methodological spectrum to include approaches from machine learning. Support us in developing more efficient and precise fire spread models!

In numerical fire simulations, design fires are often used to determine the dynamics of the fire. However, this cannot take into account local conditions such as ventilation, heat interaction or material properties during fire propagation. Only by using a complex pyrolysis model, the dynamics of fire spread can be simulated self-consistently. The challenge here is that many material parameters are required, most of which are not known or directly measurable. By means of small-scale experiments, such as a thermogravimetric analysis or a cone calorimeter, in conjunction with inverse modelling, these parameters can be calculated with the help of supercomputers.

Within the framework of the BMBF-funded BESKID project, BUW is investigating new approaches based on artificial intelligence. These will be used to determine material parameters directly from small-scale experiments. The new model will provide material parameters for simulations of fire propagation, which will be used by the project consortium for validation and application studies. The project is being carried out in collaboration with industrial partners, the Research Centre Jülich (FZJ) and the Chair Fire Dynamics at BUW. The method development is based on small-scale laboratory experiments conducted at the FZJ. Thus, a close scientific exchange between the BUW and the FZJ is aimed at. In cooperation with the industrial partners, the methods are used for testing and validation in real-scale experiments in the application case of rail transport vehicles and compared with classical approaches.

Professional and personal requirements:

  • Completed university studies (Master’s degree or comparable) in engineering, physics or a related field, desirably with a doctorate in the field of fire dynamics
  • Expertise in the conception and implementation of scientific simulation models, as well as in the field of machine learning
  • Experience in programming in Python or C++
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Strong interest in complex issues and basic research
  • Good social and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Development and application of computer models in fire dynamics
  • Evaluation of experimental data for model validation
  • Cooperation in national and international collaborations
  • Participation in project meetings
  • Presentation of results at meetings and conferences
  • Preparation of interim and final reports

Our offer:

  • Further training in the acquisition, processing and management of research projects, integration into personnel management and university teaching
  • Embedding of research activities in an interdisciplinary and international research environment
  • Opportunities for flexible working hours, support with childcare and suitable solutions for your individual life situation

Applications including all relevant credentials (motivation letter, CV, proof of a successful graduation and/or PhD, job references, letters of reference, links to software projects, proof of a severe disability) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Lukas Arnold and solely submitted via the online portal of the University of Wuppertal. Kindly note, that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: 08.01.2023

PhD (via MPhil) Studentship on Fire Safety at University of Central Lancashire

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Applications are invited for a PhD (via MPhil) studentship within the School of Engineering, based at the Preston (UK) Campus. The studentship is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress). The studentship will provide an annual stipend of £17,668 for 3.5 years. Both UK/Home and EU/International Applicants may apply but Tuition Fees will only be covered at the UK/Home rate for up to 3.5 years. EU/International Applicants would be expected to pay the difference between the UK/Home fee rate and EU/International fee rate. Other Allowances include up to £5,000 per annum bench fees.

It is expected the successful applicant will commence March 2023.

Project Title: Utilisation of digital tools to enhance fire safety of occupants in high-rise residential buildings (HRRBs) during evacuation

Project Description:

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and given the increase of number of fire incidents in HRRBs around the world, e.g., Kaohsiung building in Taiwan (2021), Torre Dei Moro in Italy (2021), Madrid Tower Block in Spain (2020); fire safety of HRRBs is becoming increasingly important. Though there is an increased development of digital technologies, their application is not yet well established in fire research and evacuation. Proposed research aims to bridge this gap by providing a framework of good practices and recommendations to optimise efficiency of evacuation practices in HRRB using Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The key objectives of the proposed research will be to:

  1. Develop and validate numerical methodologies to assess effectiveness of evacuation strategies in HRRB
  2. Correlate factors influencing evacuation strategies in HRRB
  3. Develop good practices to drive forward improvements in HRRB fire safety

To achieve the above, numerous egress models, namely FDS+Evac, Pathfinder, Evacuationz and STEPS, will be used to assess their effectiveness, limitations, and practicalities. The PhD project will complement existing research conducted by the supervisory team e.g., ongoing SAFE (Strategies Aiming at Effective Fire Evacuation in HRRB) project funded by the Home Office. Experimental data from the physical testing of the SAFE project will be used to validate the developed numerical methodologies. The envisaged integration of evacuation modelling of HRRB in BIM will promote fire safety.

Further information

Informal project related enquiries about the post can be made to Dr. Eleni Asimakopoulou at [email protected]

For the application form and full details go to:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Admissions email [email protected] quoting the studentship reference number DTC35

Proposed interview date: 16th January 2023

Current uclan research students will not be eligible to apply for this research studentship

Academic Position at Delft University of Technology on Fire safety of civil engineering materials and structures

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Fire safety of civil engineering materials and structures

Securing structural safety is one of the main tasks of a structural engineer. Whereas aspects as structural performance as a consequence of e.g. increased static and dynamic loading, long-term ageing, moisture effects etc. over lifetime is well embedded in national and international research agenda’s and education of structural engineers, the aspect of fire safety receives less attention. This field tends to be scattered over several disciplines, sometimes lacking clear focus. Research performed on this topic is nearly always incident-driven, but almost never defined from a more fundamental and long-term perspective.

 New developments further motivate the application of engineering principles to fire safety problems:

  • New types of fire as a result of increased use of electrical vehicles, temporary storage of electricity, increased use of electricity in general, leading to types of fire which are different from the past (higher temperature loads and temperature gradients, alternative fire propagation scenario’s etc.);
  • The use of novel construction materials and structures integration of systems and structures etc. in relation to fire safety engineering;
  • Unexpected damage caused by unforeseen risks in case of fire (progressive collapse, e.g. TUD Architecture, WTC New York, Grenfell London).

The fellow will concentrate research activities on the relation of extreme fire loading scenario’s with deformation and failure behaviour on material, structural component, structural and system level. Fire safety should be seen as an important component of integral system safety of engineering assets.

This research will be embedded in the 3MD-department, given its strengths on civil engineering materials, mechanics and structural and integral design. The position also has clear links with other departments (e.g. GSE – tunnels, TP – traffic management, HE – hydraulic civil structures). Opportunities to connect to national (Federatie Veilig Nederland, Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid, CROW), and international professional organizations (e.g. Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Institution of Fire Engineers, Society of Fir e Safety) and international academia are numerous.

Two opening for PhD students at University of Maryland

Job Type: Graduate research assistant
Job Institution: Department of Fire Protection Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park

Job Description: 

Dr. Ni’s lab has two openings for Ph.D. students starting in Spring or Fall 2023. The ideal candidates should have M.S. degree in structural engineering or mechanical engineering. Prior research experiences in fire science, computer vision, and machine learning are preferred. The successful candidates will work closely with the PI on projects that meet the mutual interests of the PI and the students. Admitted applicants will receive full-tuition support, stipend, and benefits. Besides the above prerequisites, candidates shall meet all admission requirements of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Interested students should contact Dr. Shuna Ni at [email protected] with “Ni Lab graduate school application” in the subject line. Please include a CV, transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate), TOEFL (≥96) or IELTS scores (≥7), a brief statement of research experience and interests, and contact information of 2-3 referees in the email.

Lecturer – Civil Engineering (Fire Safety), University of Queensland

This exciting opportunity as a Level B Lecturer will see the incumbent teaching into the undergraduate and postgraduate engineering coursework programs, providing supervision to Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, and contributing to the further development of programs within the School.  In addition, the role is expected to undertake research in the area of fire safety engineering and collaborate in research with other groups within the School, wider university and industry.—Civil-Engineering_R-15738-1

  • Academic Level B
  • Full-time, Fixed-term position from 03/01/2023 to 01/01/2026
  • Close Date: 5 October 2022 at 11:00pm AEST (R-15738)

1. Teaching

  • Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in fire engineering, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
  • Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods. It is expected this role would be capable of teaching into other core civil engineering courses (e.g., structural engineering).
  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

2. Research

  • Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.
  • Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute as chief investigator role (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
  • Maintain an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
  • Prepare research publications and progress reports and participate in regular meetings to discuss project objectives, methodology and outcomes.

3. Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Recruitment, selection and onboarding of appropriately qualified employees in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Manage employee performance and conduct by providing coaching, feedback and training through probation, annual performance appraisal and regular meetings with employees.
  • Work to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Ensure employees remuneration and benefits are correct and liaise with Human Resources when a change occurs.

4. Citizenship and Service

  • Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Show leadership of self and others through mentoring and collaboration.
  • Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.
  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
  • Consistently demonstrate the UQ values.

5. Other

Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

About the School of Civil Engineering  

The School of Civil Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia.  Primarily located in the state- Advanced Engineering Building, the School passionately delivers world-leading teaching, research, and service. We aspire to be the Civil Engineering school of choice for students, staff, industry, and the wider community in the fields of environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water engineering.

Our goal is to foster graduates with the technical and professional skills required to lead the civil engineering profession and we aim to re-engineer civil and infrastructure research to improve the way communities operate and function.

Our over 40 academic staff hail from over 24 countries, are widely published and cited, and have extensive research backgrounds in diverse engineering disciplines including coastal, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, hydraulics, structural, transport, and water resources. These research strengths attract expert academics and students from around the world and provide industry with consulting expertise, research collaboration and testing facilities.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.  The School has an agreed set of values that include:

1. Respecting each other.

2. Embracing equity and diversity.

3. Making decisions transparently whenever possible.

4. Collaborating across disciplines and universities.

5. Supporting each other.

6. Being accountable and responsible.

7. Seeking first to understand then be understood.

8. Making positive and meaningful societal contributions.

9. Celebrating achievement.

For more information about the School, please visit:

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at –

About You

Applicants should possess a PhD the area of Fire Safety Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or an equivalent discipline. Research interests in fire may include, structural fire safety, fire dynamics, wildland fires, transport fire safety, material engineering, and other areas of fire safety engineering and science. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in a relevant discipline and ability to develop innovative research programs in the field of Fire Safety Engineering
  • A growing profile in teaching and research in the discipline area.
  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
  • Experience in course coordination and contribution to the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area. 
  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

What We Can Offer 

This is a full-time (100%) FTE Fixed-term position for 3 years from 03/01/2023 through to 01/01/2026 at Academic Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $101,533 to $120,570 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794 to $141067 per annum.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Tom Baldock +61 7 3365 53667 or [email protected] 

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must supply the following documents:  

  • Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria   
  • Resume  

 To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.  

About The Selection Process  

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview may be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.  

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.     

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted. 

Other Information 

Qualification Verification: An appointment to this position is subject to the verification of the highest academic qualification from the conferring institution.

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. 

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board