Post-Doctoral Research Scientist In Silicon Nitride Ceramics

Birmingham High Performance Turbomachinery Limited

The company invites applications for the above post, starting 1 January, 2018, or as soon as possible after the date.

The research scientist is expected to lead the development of a ceramic fabrication process in order to produce complex silicon nitride or sialon components for engineering applications.  The work is part of an Innovate UK funded project to develop a new power system for low emission vehicles. The ceramic project offers both challenges and excitement. Patent technology of the company will be applied in the project.

Applicants to this position are expected to have practical experience in fabrication of silicon nitride or sialon components, especially in selecting binders and preparing low viscosity slurries for forming complex shaped silicon nitride components. Such components are expected to withstand harsh thermal conditions. A good understanding of silicon nitride properties is essential. A PhD degree in the relevant field is of advantageous. The post will be for minimum two years, but more likely for many years. The salary: £28,098 to £35,551 per annum.

Birmingham high performance turbomachinery is a technology company, spun out from a reputable university. The company is committed to translate some advanced technologies into engineering applications. The company is in close relationships with top universities in UK and leading companies of its field in UK and over the world.

The company provides equal opportunities to its employees and welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

The recruitment will start immediately until the job vacancy is filled. Applications can be made by sending a covering letter and a CV to the company by email to at your earliest convenience.

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