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Research Associate/Fellow in Additive Manufacturing of Silicones (Fixed Term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £45,585 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: ENG380423X2

Location: Jubilee Campus

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We seek a to appoint a researcher who will be responsible for developing Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) processes, particularly related to reactive silicone ink-jet printing systems. You will be part of a team working on a new material for Additive Manufacturing working across two EPSRC funded Programme Grants, “Next Generation Additive Manufacturing” led by Prof. Richard Hague at the University of Nottingham and “Advanced Additive Manufacturing of User-Focused Facial Prostheses with Real-Life Colour Appearance” (AMFaces) that is led by Professor David Foster, University of Manchester. 

The role will support the Investigator team in achieving the Programme Grant’s overall research objectives by conducting research to enable us to additively manufacture facial prostheses that more accurately reflect the colour and tones of users. 

You will join a vibrant and supportive research team at Nottingham and will interact closely with project partners from the Universities across the UK and many international and industrial partners. The proposed research is expected to lead to high quality publications and impact in healthcare, making this an ideal training opportunity for future industrial or academic careers. 

Candidates must have a PhD (or be about to obtain) in an Engineering or Physical Science discipline. Experience in mechatronic system development and/or 3D printing would be advantageous. In addition, you should have excellent leadership and communication skills, a strong track record in disseminating research outputs, and the ability to work as part of a team. 

 The work will be led by Prof Chris Tuck, Faculty of Engineering. This role is offered on a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term contract for 24 months. Arrangements for job share may be considered. Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Chris Tuck Christopher.tuck@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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