Technology Specialist - Seals and Bearings (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £38,833 to £47,722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

A technology specialist in seals and bearings position is offered in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree in mechanical engineering and a thorough knowledge of several varieties of bearings and dynamic seals. A PhD either directly or very closely linked to some aspect of shaft bearing or sealing is desirable. Industrial experience in one or both of these areas will be valued very highly.

The role arises to address a major opportunity identified within the Gas Turbine Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) at University Of Nottingham. G2TRC hosts one of the longest-standing Rolls-Royce University Technology Centres (UTCs) – the gas turbine transmission systems UTC. G2TRC intends to expand its set of offerings to Rolls-Royce but also expects to widen its customer base. A key part of this strategy depends on extending our capability in the development, analysis, deployment and diagnosis of bearings and seals. 

Initially, the person appointed will support an increasing focus on the re-emerging area of plain journal bearings with flexible and sometimes textured bearing surfaces. A substantial part of the role will be to develop and support a stream of contract testing work on bearings and seals exploiting a new 3-shaft test facility that is presently being installed as a very general testbed provision within G2TRC.The role will involve extensive contact with senior technical experts at Rolls-Royce and other companies. 

This full-time post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years in the first instance. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Due to the nature of this post, all offers of employment will be subject to the appropriate level of security clearance and an independent verification of unspent convictions obtained by means of a Basic Disclosure Certificate obtained from Disclosure Scotland, or an overseas police check.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof.Seamus Garvey: seamus.garvey@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent direct to this Email address cannot be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory basic disclosure is obtained.

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

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