Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - MICROMAN Project

University of Bradford - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics School of Engineering

Fixed Term for 3 years

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Living €3110 p/m x country coefficient of 120.3% = €3741.33

Mobility €600 p/m and family allowance €250 p/m if applicable

Based in Bradford

A prestigious Marie Curie European Training Network (ETN) position is available for 36 months to work on the project titled “Process Fingerprint for Zero-defect Net-shape MICROMANufacturing”.

This is an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) post funded by the European Commission as part of the MICROMAN Marie Curie European Training Network (ETN). This job opening covers a 3-year research position in the frame of a 3-year PhD doctoral programme, resulting in a PhD degree awarded by the University of Bradford.

The ESR project will be carried out at the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology (Polymer MNT)/Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) facility of the world-class IRC Polymer Engineering laboratories at the University of Bradford. Polymer MNT allows access to equipment and expertise required for research to develop advanced micromoulding and nano-scale surface feature moulding process. The Polymer IRC is a world leading research laboratory for polymer, polymer composite/nano-composite and associated materials processing, including biomaterials and pharmaceuticals, with: 40 advanced manufacturing lines for melt phase, solid phase and reactive processing, extensive characterisation and computer modelling.

The successful candidate will be delivering new ultra-precision technologies for the high volume manufacturing of advanced drug delivery devices under the supervision of an academic advisor in the area of microinjection moulding in the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology. The work will involve new tooling design, development of in-process quality management systems and optimisation of state of the art ultrasonic and conventional injection moulding processes.

It is essential that you hold a degree in the relevant subject area (Physics/Engineering), and a strong grounding in materials and mechanics. Good knowledge or awareness of the fundamental aspects of polymer processing techniques such as micro-injection moulding is desirable. Experience in 3D solid modelling, software engineering, and/or materials characterisation techniques would be an advantage.

Also the applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements for ESR under the EC Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network Programme, in particular must not hold a PhD degree and must have less than 4 years research experience and also must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment.

The University of Bradford strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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