|Salary:||£37,099 to £45,585 Grade 7, per annum|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||26th October 2023|
Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months
During this twelve-month postdoctoral-level position, you will investigate the science and materials of snooker cue tips. It is a collaboration between the departments of Mechanical Engineering (Profs. Matt Carre and Patrick Fairclough), Physics & Astronomy (Prof. Simon Goodwin), and a local industrial partner Century Cues. You will work on making and testing prototype cue tips with a variety of different materials. This will be done in both a laboratory environment and in the ‘real world’ setting of a snooker table. Much of the real-world testing can be done by experienced players, including top professionals, so no playing experience of snooker (or other cue sports) is required or expected.
You will have practical experience of materials science and experimental methods, and ideally a PhD in Engineering or Physics (or a related field). You will be employed by the Department of Physics & Astronomy but will mostly be based close by in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with a 10-20 minute walking/public transport journey to our industrial partner Century Cues.
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The Faculty of Science is committed to building outstanding teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. We are open to exploring flexible delivery of the role, subject to business needs. There is scope to discuss this prior to formal interview along with any other accommodation you may need to fulfil your full potential and drive excellence in the role. We particularly welcome applications from currently underrepresented groups including women, people with disabilities and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
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