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Research Scientist in Materials, Stress Analysis

Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials

Location: Dongguan - China
Salary: ¥260,000 to ¥800,000
£29,032.12 to £89,329.60 converted salary* per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Expires: 12th April 2019

Contract Type: renewable 3-year contract

About CEAM

Formally established in March 2016, the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials (CEAM) is a new type of innovative materials R&D institute supported by the recent science and technology initiatives of Guangdong Province, China. With substantial funding having been secured from the provincial and metropolitan (Dongguan City) governments, the primary objective of CEAM is to design and build a materials engineering diffractometer at the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) which is also located at Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China. In the meantime, in order to promote the use of the neutron diffractometer in materials research and extend the application of large scientific apparatus in materials and manufacturing industry in China, CEAM has also built the necessary integral R&D functions, including Neutron Technology Department, Materials Research and Development Department, Stress Measurement and Analysis Department, and Numerical Modelling and Simulation Department.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our professional, vibrant and expanding R&D teams.

 Job Description

Both the Materials Research and Development Department and Stress Measurement and Analysis Department have vacancies at both Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Senior/Principal Research Scientist levels for exceptional and talented researchers.

Key accountabilities

  • To provide technical expertise in solving material and residual stress related problems for industry
  • To develop innovative techniques and apparatus for material microstructure and properties multi-scale characterisation, and residual stress measurement
  • To jointly initiate and execute collaborative projects with key academic and industrial partners
  • To prepare research proposals and project applications for bidding of major provincial, national and international R&D grants
  • To publish papers in high impact factor journals

Essential requirements

  • PhD (or equivalent) degree in materials science or engineering
  • Proven research record with publications in materials science or engineering

Preference will be given to those candidates with

  • Hands-on experiences with various material properties testing and characterisation methods, such as OM, SEM, TEM, APT, EBSD, FIB, DIC, etc.
  • Knowledge of conventional and innovative materials manufacturing processes including casting, welding, forming, and 3D printing, etc.
  • Good background in mechanical engineering, solid mechanics and structural integrity.
  • To plan, direct and undertake experiments to solve industrial research measurement challenges within budget and timescale.
  • To apply appropriate modelling techniques to address stress engineering research objectives.
  • To compile, analyse, assess and write up data from measurement and modelling studies.
  • To summarise research findings in reports for industry, conference papers and journal articles.
  • To provide residual stress engineering related technical advice and consultancy services to industry.
  • To nurture collaborative residual stress related R&D with industrial sponsors.

How to apply

  • Candidates who are interested in the above posts should provide:
  • Full CV, including a list of your publications
  • One page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Contact details of 3 references
  • Other supporting documents, such as degree certificates and/or proofs of present employment

Applications should be sent to For further information about CEAM, please visit our website: For queries regarding the post, please contact Prof. Shuwen Wen by email at or by phone on +86 13925547290.

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