Research Associate in Ceramic Processing

The University of Manchester - School of Materials

Closing Date : 02/05/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available asap for 24 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate : School of Materials
Division : Materials General 
Hours Per week : Full-time
Salary : £31,604 to £32,548 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11744

The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable initially for upto 24 months, starting as soon as possible. Extension is likely subject to the progress of the projects.

You will join a large research team focusing on 1) development of ceramic composites for nuclear applications and 2) development of ceramic coatings for aeroengine applications. These projects will involve close collaboration with industry, e.g. Rolls-Royce and research organisations, e.g. National Nuclear Laboratory. The research will be focused mostly on fabrication, and the study will be carried out on characterisation and performance of ceramic composites and coatings produced in Manchester. Such ceramics are expected to be stable in harsh environment at high temperature, so degradation mechanisms of the ceramics at high temperature will be investigated.

The School of Materials 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 received a Silver Award in 2015 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 CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Ping Xiao


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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