Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

This post is available for 12 months, ending no later than 30 January 2019.  The successful candidate will develop existing research work on a miniature turbine machining spindles towards practical demonstration and commercialisation of high efficiency rotary atomisers for robotic coating applications. The specific objectives of this project are to validate the underlying commercial assumptions, identify customer priorities, develop a micro 90° IFR turbine suitable for rotary atomisation applications and develop a test rig to experimentally demonstrate a prototype atomiser turbine. In addition, the project includes a specific commercialisation strand intended to protect and initiate the exploitation of intellectual property arising from the research work.

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Stephen Spence, email: or telephone: 
+44 (0)28 9097 4677.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

Salary scale: £32,548 - £42,418 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2017

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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