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Research Studentship in Fast Finite Element Analysis for the Design of Offshore Foundations

4-year DPhil EPSRC studentship, available at Oxford University from October 2018 (subject to eligibility).

The successful applicant will join the EPSRC-funded Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) CDT program, which is organised jointly by Cranfield and Oxford Universities (http://www.rems-cdt.ac.uk/ ).

Research Area

Finite element methods are often employed in practice to support the design process for offshore wind turbine foundations. Commercial finite element codes – which typically provide a wide range of analysis capabilities – tend to be cumbersome and slow; this limits their usefulness for routine offshore foundation design purposes. 

This project will develop simpler, faster, forms of finite element model, tailored for specific offshore foundation engineering applications. Bespoke algorithms and software will be developed, providing scope to optimise them for particular design configurations. The software will be written to exploit cutting edge hardware technologies such as Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) using the CUDA programming language, multi- and many- core processors such as Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors and potentially cloud computing services.

The project forms part of a significant portfolio of offshore foundation research being conducted in the Oxford Civil Engineering Research Group http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/civil . The project will be supervised by Profs. Harvey Burd and Chris Martin, together with Dr Wesley Armour from the Oxford e-Research Centre.

Further details are available at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/geotech/opportunities

Award Value

The studentships cover University/College fees at the level set for UK students plus a stipend (tax-free maintenance grant) of £18,000 for the first year, and at least this amount for a further three years.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a full award (stipend plus fee) the student must satisfy the EPSRC eligibility requirements (found at https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/ ).

Candidate Requirements

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Applicants will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:

  • A good first honours degree (first or upper second) in engineering, physics, computer science or other cognate discipline.
  • Experience in writing engineering analysis software (e.g. demonstrated by undergraduate project work or industrial experience).
  • Appreciation of design methods for offshore foundations.
  • Demonstrable interest on offshore renewable energy technologies.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

The following are desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of programming for parallel computing architectures.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in geotechnical engineering.

Application Procedure

To apply for this studentship, candidates should send the following documents to [email protected] :

  • Covering Letter: This should describe why you are suitable for this project and for the REMS CDT, what you hope to achieve from the DPhil as well as your longer term ambitions.
  • CV including transcripts/records of marks from University level courses.
  • Contact details for two referees, at least one of which must be academic.

NOTE: Candidates are expected to meet the graduate admissions criteria available at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate/graduate-admissions-criteria and a full graduate application must be made at the same time as applying for this studentship. Your studentship application will not be considered until you have submitted a graduate application (use course-code RV_1). Further details about making a graduate application at http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford .

Please quote REMS18-FE in all correspondence and in your graduate application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Harvey Burd, email: [email protected] . Note that applications sent directly to this email will not be accepted.

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Classroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)


Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting TitleClassroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)
Posting Number18TM0693
DepartmentCtr-Strategic Urban Ldrshp-Cmd
Overview
Posting Summary

The Classroom Assistant will support the classrooms serving children from ages 0-3 years and creating and maintaining a safe and stimulating environment for young children. This position is responsible for daily care of the children enrolled in his/her class. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: physical caregiving, following an age appropriate daily plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships with co-workers, parents, and students. The Classroom Assistant II ensures, supports, and promotes each child’s safety, health, and development in cooperation with their families and other early childhood professionals in a manner consistent with NAEYC, NJDHS and child care licensing regulations

Position Status
Hours Per Week19.5
Daily Work Shift
FLSANonexempt
Position Salary$10-$12 per hour
Payroll DesignationPeopleSoft
Terms of AppointmentTemporary Staff Appointment – Hourly

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

AA degree, preferably in the field of Early Childhood Education of Child Development from an accredited public or private institution of higher education. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Preschool Caregivers required or an equivalent credential that addresses comparable competencies; or must obtain the credential within one year of employment as a Classroom Assistant II.

Preferred Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. Ability to work as part of a multi-program/disciplinary team in providing a variety of services to children and families. Experience working with children from low income families. Valid First Aid/CPR card, food handler’s card, negative TB test, and clear criminal background check required.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
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Posting Details

Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional CampusRutgers University-Camden
Home Location CampusRutgers University-Camden
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker

Working TitleOsteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker
Anticipated Starting Academic TermFall
Job TypeStudent
Job CategoryAdministrative/Office Support
Federal Work Study Required?No
Job SummaryThe student will be involved in patient relations, answer phones, scheduling patient appointments, study recruitment assistance, database entry, filing, copying, faxing
Job RequirementsPrior customer service experience, familiarity or interest in medicine/medical terminology and Microsoft Office
Child Protection ClearancesThe following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Hourly Pay Rate$7.65
Anticipated Number of Openings2
Anticipated Hours per Week10-20
Anticipated Weekly Scheduleflexible
CampusPittsburgh
Primary Work LocationKaufmann Bldg, Suite 1110
Posting NumberS-07648-P

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

 

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Student Software Developer (FALL)


Student Software Developer (FALL)  
Job Number:
 183298 
Organization
: CIMMS
Job Location
: United States-Oklahoma-Norman
Schedule
: Part-time
Work Schedule: Flexible, 10-20 hours per week
Salary Range: $10.00
Benefits Provided: No 
Required Attachments: Resume, Academic Transcripts, Class Schedule 

Job Description

 

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Student Assistant position to contribute to CIMMS Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground (mPING) project (http://mping.ou.edu/).

The principal duties of this position are:

  • Develop technical expertise with the Python/Django RESTful system and the packages and tools used in the mPING project
  • Develop a plan for system improvements and changes to the mPING system with CIMMS personnel
  • Document the project by way of creating appropriate wiki pages
  • Potentially work on creating automated backup and system monitoring tools
  • Potentially make modifications and improvements to the iOS and Android mPING apps
  • Potentially develop new display web tools for research purposes
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    Job Requirements

     

    Required Education: Must be currently enrolled in the current Fall 2018 Term as a student at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status.

    • Must attach Fall 2018 oZONE class schedule.

    Skills:

    • Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on Python and PostgreSQL
    • Strong familiarity with the UNIX/Linux operating environment and web services such as Nginx, Django and RESTful web applications

    Department Preferences:

    • Optional experience with mobile app development on Android and/or iOS is a plus
    • Experience debugging and/or trouble shooting software and hardware issues
    • Experience working with complex software applications and web-based communications
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others 
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    Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
     
    Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
    Special Indications: None 
    Job Posting
    : Oct 30, 2018
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing

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