|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
University of Nottingham (UoN) invites applications for an Additive Manufacturing Research Scientist/Engineer to join our exciting collaboration with Added Scientific Limited (ASL).
This project is based in Nottingham, where you will have a unique opportunity to lead the delivery of an innovative project to develop targeted molecular behaviour from silicone materials that is required to successfully enable a novel 3D ink-jet printing-based approach for processing being developed by ASL. The material technologies developed will have broad application to enabling 3D printing of product devices across a wide variety of sectors. You will work within ASL’s small, close-knit team, alongside ASL’s Technical Principal, and also with academic experts in Additive Manufacturing and polymer science at the University’s Chemistry and Advanced Manufacturing Buildings.
As an enthusiastic graduate, this is a career-development opportunity for you to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Fully supported by the University, you will be instrumental in delivering a high-profile and commercially strategic project which aims to develop novel, commercially disruptive methods for synthesising/formulating and analysing (both pre and post manufacture) scalable engineering-grade silicone materials for Additive Manufacturing.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to develop commercially viable, innovative solutions and communicate these complex issues to a variety of audiences: academics, ASL’s client-base and wider industry. An awareness of commercial drivers and previous industrial experience is desirable, but not essential.
You should hold a postgraduate degree, ideally a PhD (or near to completion), in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related Physical Sciences discipline. You should have experience in polymer synthesis/formulation, material/surface analysis and a strong interest in Additive Manufacturing.
As a people-orientated individual, you will have the ability to influence and engage collaboratively with ASL, UoN and other stakeholders. As a proactive person, you will have the passion and desire for creating something new and be enthusiastic and motivated to organise your own time effectively and have a flexible approach to prioritising work tasks.
Throughout the KTP, you will be fully supported and mentored to nurture your talent. You will have your own budget (£2,000 pa) for training and CPD, helping you develop your skillset and reach your personal and professional career goals.
UoN is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of its staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to the resources of UoN and a range of benefits and rewards, including staff discounts, travel schemes and an attractive pension scheme.
KTP is a UK Government scheme promoting sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. This is a fixed term contract for 28 months. A permanent position for you at ASL is anticipated upon project completion.
Please contact me directly should you have any questions regarding this matter.
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