Disruptive High Temperature Materials Technologies
Applications are invited for a short term Post-Doctoral Research Associate
position to provide critical assessments of disruptive high temperature
materials technologies under the supervision of Prof. NG Jones and Prof. HJ
Stone, in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University
The key aim for this position is to create objective reviews of the current
state of the art for a number of novel high temperature metallic systems and
assess their potential to extend operational capabilities beyond Nickel-base
superalloys. These reports will address a number of key points outlined by our
industrial partners and will help to steer their future development
strategies. This work will involve regular meetings with industrial technical
specialists and the production of high quality written reports and oral
Applicants must have achieved a good honours degree in a relevant subject
(e.g. Metallurgy, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry) and have a PhD in
Metallurgy or Materials Science. Applicants should also have proven research
experience with experimental high temperature alloy systems, in particular
refractory metal based systems including multi-principal element alloys
(HEAs). Further, a demonstrable track record of excellent written and oral
communication is required for this role, along with the ability to clearly and
concisely convey results to audiences with varying technical expertise. It
would also be beneficial for an applicant to have worked closely with industry
in the past.
This position is available with immediate effect and is funded until 31st
Applications to the role must be made through the University website
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 months in the first
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for
the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Applications submitted in support of the application should include:
1) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations;
2) a short research statement describing the applicant's past research,
future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this
position and 3) the names of two individuals who may be contacted for letters
Informal enquiries may be made by email to Prof. Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please quote reference LJ29184 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
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encourages applications from all sections of society.
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to live and work in the UK.
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge
26 November 2021
9 December 2021