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Research Associate/Fellow in Manufacturing (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: 28th February 2024
Closes: 23rd March 2024
Job Ref: ENG062024

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at University Park, Nottingham.  This post will complement and strengthen research related activities within The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology at the University of Nottingham. The research of the UTC has been highly ranked in the field of manufacturing related areas and is carrying out the leading technologies in these fields.

This post will focus on the study of advanced laser manufacturing technologies and surface integrity inspection methods for difficult-to-machine materials (e.g. coatings and superalloys). It is supposed to study the material machining performance through different techniques in detail. Another objective is to study the materials properties (including microstructures, micro/macro mechanical performance etc.) influenced by the advanced laser manufacturing process.

The successful candidate will be expected to join the Rolls-Royce UTC in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology and contribute high quality research. Candidates should have good independent research capabilities, publications in high-impact academic journal, ability to work with industrial/academic partners, and experience of carrying out successful projects.

Candidates must possess a good first degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely related discipline, and a PhD degree (or be near completion). Better understanding of materials properties will be beneficial.

This full-time post is available from 1st April 2024, but a later start could be agreed, and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 1 year. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week). Arrangements for job share may be considered.

It is a condition of this role that you undertake the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening.

Informal enquiries may be address to Dr. Zhirong Liao (Zhirong.Liao@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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