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Research Assistant/Associate in Advanced Composite Materials

Imperial College London - Department of Aeronautics

Location: London
Salary: £40,694 to £53,630 per annum, plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th November 2023
Closes: 5th December 2023
Job Ref: ENG02859
 

Location: South Kensington

Job summary:

The successful candidate will work with a dedicated team, funded by EPSRC, and of interacting closely with a consortium that includes key aerospace, automotive and energy industries.

Our aim is to develop a new generation of advanced damage-tolerant materials, drawing inspiration both from recent research and biomimetics. Our goal is to design these micro-structures and to then develop suitable prototyping methods to realise them in practice. Finally, we will create relevant prototypes for various industries. 

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to develop and use numerical modelling techniques for simulating fracture in composites, or an ability to conceive, prototype and test bespoke composite materials. For a Research Associate position, applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area. For a Research Assistant position, applicants should have a Master’s (or equivalent) and be working towards a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record, commensurate with their experience.

Duties and responsibilities:

The post will involve carrying out research in advanced bio-inspired composites, undertaking project management and/or supervising multi-disciplinary teams and submitting publications to refereed journals and conferences.  There will be opportunities for travel and for close interaction with world leading academic/industrial project partners.

Essential requirements:

 Applicants are required to have experience in the following:

  • Fibre-reinforced composites
  • Finite elements
  • Fracture Mechanics

Those appointed at Research Associate level

Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience.

Those appointed at Research Assistant level

A first / masters degree (or equivalent) in Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant.

Further Information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: silvestre.pinho@imperial.ac.uk

For queries regarding the recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/  

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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