Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Jubilee Campus
Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Value Proposition of 3D Printed Personalised Pharmaceuticals

Applications are invited for the above post at the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is nationally and internationally renowned for its teaching and research excellence. We rank highly in the latest international league tables - together with our overseas campuses in China and Malaysia this makes us as a truly global and world-class institution.

The Centre for Additive Manufacturing is a large interdisciplinary group active in the area of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. Comprising of around 100 academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, it is one of the largest research centres for additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. The Centre engages with a broad range of academics from across the UK and a significant number of industrial partners to deliver on an industrially prioritised research agenda. At any one time the group has multiple on-going research activities across a number of different UK institutions, which are undertaken collaboratively and which employ contract research staff and students.

A position is available for a Research Associate/Fellow to contribute to a project looking into the value proposition of manufacturing personalised pharmaceutical products via 3D printing. The project is supported through a combination of industrial and research council funding. The successful candidate will be assessing the relationship between personalisation of pharmaceutical products enabled by 3D Printing technology and expected treatment outcome and establish linkages to business models in the pharma industry. Additionally, the role will explore the scope for platform-type business models to address identified opportunities.

Candidates must have previous experience in business, operations management or industrial economics with a demonstrated interest in the analysis of manufacturing business cases. Previous exposure to pharmacy and/or 3D printing technology would be desirable. Candidates must hold a good honours degree and a PhD or equivalent in Business, Operations Management or Economics or other relevant subject. They should have excellent mathematical and data analysis skills and inter-personal and communication skills - both written and oral. Further requirements are excellent team-working skills and excellent research paper or report writing skills. Candidates must be highly-motivated with the ability to set and meet deadlines appropriate to the progress of the project. Further, experience of project planning within a research or development environment and experience of conducting original research that has been published in high quality journals is required, as is experience of presenting work at international conferences and to industry.

This full-time post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 18 months. Job share arrangements may be considered for this vacancy. 

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Martin Baumers, email: or Prof Ricky Wildman, email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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