Senior Research Fellow in Impact Engineering

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

We are seeking a full-time Senior Research Fellow to join the Impact Engineering Team of the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group, within the Department of Engineering Science based in the Impact Engineering Laboratory located at the University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park. This post is fixed-term for 5 years.

You will be responsible for the development and coordination of research projects in the application of micromechanical characterisation and multi-scale modelling of magnesium alloys, as well as offering supervision to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This will involve monitoring budgets, developing funding proposals, conducting teaching, writing research articles and presenting at conferences and at meetings with industrial sponsors.

You should possess a doctorate in a field relevant to the position, have a proven research record with good research potential in the field of impact mechanics and have the ability to secure research funding in this exciting field. You should also have an aptitude for teaching as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Nik Petrinic, the Head of Impact Engineering Laboratory (

You will be required to upload a covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of three referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 5 January 2017 can be considered.

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