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Casting Process and Metallurgy Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th March 2019
Closes: 19th April 2019
Job Ref: UOS022033
 

Contract Type: Fixed Term for a period of 24 months, with an expected start date of May 2019  

Location: Tecomet, Hillsborough, Sheffield. S6 2AN

The post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with contributions from Tecomet. The successful applicant will work with a leading metallurgical research group in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Sheffield and with our industrial partner Tecomet, who are a world leader in the manufacture of orthopaedic devices.

The principal aim of the project will be to embed relevant knowledge, skills and technical capabilities to; characterize existing casting defects such as non-metallic inclusions, gas and misrun defects, identify the source and understand the cause of inclusion formation in the lost wax casting process, and modify current and future casting protocols in order to minimize these defects. The industrial partner is open to innovative solutions and the successful candidate will have the support of a multi-disciplinary team for the implementation.

There is also a training budget associated with this post, which the successful applicant can use for relevant professional development activities.

Applicants should have a Masters degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science (or have equivalent experience) and will be expected to have a sound understanding of metallurgy and metals characterisation techniques.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 24 months, with an expected start date of May 2019.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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