University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

December 9, 2021



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 of Cambridge.

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 presentations.

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 March 2022

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 instance.

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 University.

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 of recommendation/references.

Informal enquiries may be made by email to Prof. Jones (ngj22@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LJ29184 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge








26 November 2021

Closing date

9 December 2021