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Research Fellow (fixed-term)

Reference
ENG407417
Closing Date
Friday, 24th November 2017
Job Type
Research
Department
Engineering
Salary
£29799 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post at The University of Nottingham in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Group.

The applicant will work at the interface of materials engineering and manufacturing to advance the current state of the art of the MSCoating Electrical Discharge Coating process for wider industrial use. The successful candidate will investigate the fundamentals of material transfer involved in electrical discharge coating to improve mechanical and morphological properties of coatings manufactured from ceramic and metallic electrodes.

The project is sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric and the candidate will be expected to deliver regular reports and organise project meetings. Experience in working on industrial research projects is desired. Working as part of a team, the successful candidate should have strong communication skills.

Candidates must hold a good honours degree or equivalent in Engineering or Physical Sciences, and a PhD in Materials or Manufacturing Engineering. The successful candidate will be able to show:

  • A good knowledge of electrical discharge machining methods.
  • A good understanding of materials engineering and influence of material type on coating properties.
  • Expertise in standard as well as advanced materials characterisation methods, e.g. SEM, XRD, FIB, TEM.
  • A strong publication track record in materials processing journals, preferably on the subject of EDM/EDC.
  • Passion for working as part of a growing research team and ability to devise new and novel research ideas.

This full-time post is available from 1st Nov 2017 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years in the first instance. The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Principal Investigator, Prof. Adam Clare, adam.clare@nottingham.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)115 951 4109. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.