Research Assistant / Associate in Computational Micromechanics of HCP Alloys

Imperial College London - Department of Materials

Research Assistant: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum
Research Associate: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum

Fixed-Term appointment for 18 months

South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

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Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Assistant in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London to join a major EPSRC Project involving Imperial College and the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and King’s College London. The work is to address understanding of micro-deformation, crystal plasticity, slip transfer, twinning and grain boundary sliding in hexagonal polycrystals in the aero, energy and defence sectors.

An experienced researcher is sought who holds or is about to be awarded a PhD in the micromechanics of metals with experience in crystal plasticity, discrete dislocation mechanics, computational methods, fracture modelling. The successful candidate will report to Professor Fionn Dunne and will work on the development of our understanding of micro-deformation in hexagonal alloys with complex morphologies. The post holder will have a strong track record of publication and is expected to communicate their work at major international conferences and more broadly, as well as working proactively with collaborating partners and sponsors.

For appointment at Research Associate level you will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subject.

At Research Assistant level you will have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subject and have submitted (or be in the late stages of writing) a PhD (or equivalent) thesis for examination in an area pertinent to the research subject e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Physics.

Our preferred method of application is online Please select “Job Search” then enter EN20160371SA, into “Keywords”.  Please complete and upload an application form as directed and submit online, together with a CV, a statement of how you meet the hiring criteria, a publications list and a preprint of an outstanding piece of previous research.

Closing date for applications: 14 November 2016 (midnight GMT)

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