|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||6th November 2023|
The Impact and Shock Mechanics Laboratory (ISML) is seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to lead a novel materials characterisation programme as a postdoctoral researcher. The ability to think outside the box with creativity, along with having the drive and ambition to develop those ideas in a highly experimental laboratory is what we value in our colleagues. This is a 1-year fixed-term post in the first instance, with possibility of renewal.
You will be working as part of a team to study the role of microstructure on the physical and chemical behaviour of reactive and energetic materials. You will design, coordinate, instrument, and carry out novel experiments using precision impact platforms both in-house and at partner facilities. You will have the opportunity to field time-resolved imaging, spectroscopy, and X-ray diagnostics, among others, to enhance the type and level of detail extracted from these high-value experiments. As part of this role, you will work closely with other researchers to translate these experimental results into our numerical models, helping to improve their predictive capability.
You will help ensure a healthy and vibrant research environment within the Impact and Shock Mechanics Laboratory. You will be asked to provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians and DPhil and project students, as well as represent the PI and ISML when required.
You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject area. You will have exceptional initiative and the ability to work independently at the highest level, including a demonstrable ability to complete projects and manage your own area of academic research.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Daniel Eakins (email@example.com).
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Only online applications received before midday on 6th November 2023 can be considered. 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.
The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
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