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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Impact Engineering Experimentation for Aerospace Applications

University of Oxford - Begbroke Science Park

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th August 2019
Closes: 18th September 2019
Job Ref: 142443

Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Oxford 

Grade 7 £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. 

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated researcher to contribute to the characterisation of the mechanical response of titanium alloys at high rates of strain, high temperature and cyclic loading at low and high strain rate. This post is based at the Begbroke Science Park and is available for 2 years. 

The date measured during the project will allow for a more comprehensive understanding and modelling of yielding and failure of titanium alloys under different operating conditions and loading paths. Reporting to Professor Nik Petrinic and Dr Antonio Pellegrino, the postholder will be a member of a research group providing day-to-day supervision for researchers. However, you will also be responsible for their own grant funded research projects within a discrete area of the wider research programme.  

You will have a doctorate (or be very near to completion) in engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics or a related discipline; or, alternatively, have a good first degree and significant relevant industrial experience. You will have significant experience with experimental techniques for the characterisation of the behaviour of materials at high strain rate, and be tasked with conducting, analysing and interpreting high strain rate and gas gun experiments, as well as with communicating the results to industrial and academic partners. Knowledge in material modelling, data acquisition systems, development of novel diagnostics and apparatuses in experimental mechanics, temperature and environmental conditioning of materials is also required. 

Experience designing experimental platforms and experimental methodologies for high-rate loading and in temperature and environmental conditioning systems for experimental mechanics would be an advantage. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Antonio Pellegrino

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 18 September 2019 can be considered. 

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 

Closing Date: 18-SEP-2019 12:00

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