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Research Scientist in Modelling of Materials, Manufacturing and In-Service Performance

Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials - Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials (CEAM)

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

Currently the Numerical Modelling and Simulation Department has vacancies at both Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Senior/Principal Research Scientist levels for exceptional and talented researchers with strong numerical modelling background.

Key accountabilities

  • To provide modelling expertise in solving material and residual stress related problems for industry
  • To develop innovative techniques for multi-scale, multi-physics modelling of material microstructure and properties evolution through manufacturing and in service
  • To develop advanced modelling techniques for weld residual stress prediction and mitigation using innovative stress engineering methods, and to carry out structural integrity assessment and lifetime prediction
  • 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 mechanical or materials engineering
  • Proven research record with publications in computational mechanics, materials science or engineering

Preference will be given to those candidates with

  • Knowledge of conventional and innovative materials manufacturing processes and characterisation/testing methods
  • Experience in numerical modelling of materials manufacturing processes using commercial software packages such as ABAQUS, ANSYS, MAGMAsoft, etc.
  • Experience in development of advanced user subroutines for microstructural and constitutive modelling of materials using ABAQUS
  • Development of material properties databases and numerical modelling related computer applications
  • Programming in Matlab, Fortran, VB, Visual C & C++, Java, Python, etc. 

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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