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Postdoctoral Researcher in Additive Manufacturing - (1 Year fixed-term contracts

Letterkenny Institute of Technology - The North West Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (NWCAM)

Location: Letterkenny - Ireland
Salary: €39,138 to €45,090 or £34,749.46 to £40,034.06 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th January 2021
Closes: 26th February 2021

Exciting Opportunity in Additive Manufacturing Research

The North West Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (NWCAM) is a European Union INTERREG VA Programme funded research project, which includes Ulster University, University of Glasgow, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, IT Sligo, Catalyst and Derry City & Strabane District Council. NWCAM links the academic capabilities of Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and West coast of Scotland to develop and deliver, in partnership with industry partners, a range of research projects within the Life and Health Science sector. The projects span the following Advanced Manufacturing areas:

  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Polymer Products
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

Postdoctoral Researcher in Additive Manufacturing - (1 Year fixed-term contracts)

Salary: €39,138 - €45,090 p.a.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in advanced manufacturing to develop specific knowledge in the mechanical behaviour of materials and components derived from additive manufacturing processes. Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to reduce and/or remove many obstacles to realising complex components by traditional manufacturing. However, the resulting parts exhibit different mechanical behaviour to those made by traditional methods. This role will contribute to developing specific knowledge on material characterisation and material models for AM. Candidates will investigate the use of additive manufacturing using numerical and engineering modelling and measurement data to understand the limitations of engineering-level tools and improve our understanding of the behaviour of these materials.

The successful appointee will have: a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering; a PhD, or equivalent qualification/experience, in additive manufacturing, solid mechanics, materials modelling, or a closely related discipline; and at least 3 years recent relevant research experience.

Please note if you wish to apply for this position you must fill out the official application form. Application forms and job descriptions may be obtained from:

The Human Resources Office E: recruitment@lyit.ie

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 26th February 2021

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