Research and Development Engineer - Elastomeric Materials and Isolator Characterisation (KTP Associate)

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious post-doctoral graduate with the ability and confidence to deliver a collaborative project with The University of Manchester and Farrat Isolevel Limited.

Working with industry and academic experts you will help Farrat Isolevel Limited, a global leader in vibration control, to develop and apply engineering methodologies based on analytical, numerical and experimental characterisation of elastometic rubber materials to be used for vibration isolation. 

You will require a minimum of a good BEng Degree (or equivalent experience) and a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering design skills will be essential and you should be able to use computer aided engineering packages to produce 2D and 3D drawings of assemblies and components. Experience in quasi-static and dynamic testing of materials will be required and candidates should possess strong capabilities in mathematical modelling and finite element analysis.

You will benefit from a £5.5k training and development allowance, 10% of your time allocated to personal and professional development, enrolment onto a management training programme and the opportunity to obtain a Chartered Management Institute management qualification.

Based at Farrat Isolevel Limited in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Farrat Isolevel Limited and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Duration: ASAP for 33 months

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Olutunde Oyadiji


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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