Research Assistant in the Mechanics of Materials Division

Imperial College London - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fixed-term appointment available for up to 1.5 years in the first instance

South Kensington Campus

The Mechanics of Materials Division wishes to appoint a Research Assistant to conduct research into tool design and cooling flow analysis for hot stamping at Imperial College London. 

The Metal Forming and Materials Modelling Group is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Mechanical Engineering Department.  It is one of the largest Academic Metal Forming and Materials Modelling research groups in the UK and carries out world-leading research in both fundamental and applied aspects of metal forming and modelling technologies.

The Research Assistant will be involved in a European H2020 research project to develop design concept for water cooled tools for hot stamping and cold die-quenching processes. The project is modelling based and will involve the study of the modelling of coolant flow and heat transfer for the cold die. The outcome of the study will be recommendations for improved tool design for high efficiency and low costs hot stamping of light-alloy panel parts.  The project will require extensive liaison with the industrial partners.  The project is funded though an EC H2020 programme and the project provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with industry.

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree (or equivalent), preferably a Masters (or equivalent), in an area pertinent to the research subject, e.g. Aeronautical, Automotive or Mechanical Engineering, Design. In addition some background in innovative design and CFD is essential. 

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Professor Jianguo Lin at or +44(0) 20 7594 7082. 

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160395SAyou must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Ms C Soulal, Academic Administrator at: to request an application form.

Closing date: 13 December 2016 (midnight GMT)

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