Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
December 09, 2022
Offerd Salary:£34,308-£42,155
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Disruptive High Temperature Materials

Applications are invited for a short term Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to experimentally assess the potential of a number 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 provide an initial characterisation of the properties of a number of novel high temperature metallic systems and benchmark their performance against nickel-base superalloys. The data generated in this work are critical to our industrial partners and will help to steer their future development strategies. This project 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 multi-component refractory metal based systems (RMHEA/RSA) and experimental Ni-based alloys. The research will require data to be obtained from a broad range of techniques, making expertise in materials characterisation (metallography, SEM, XRD, dilatometry, DSC), processing (machining, glass sealing) and testing (thermomechanical deformation) essential for the role. Further, applicants must have a demonstrable track record of excellent written and oral communication, 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 from 1 February 2023 and is funded until 31st July 2023. Applicants must be able to take up the role from the start date.

Applications to the role must be made through the University website

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

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Applicants are asked to upload the following:

  • A short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant's past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A publication list.
  • The contact details of two referees that can provide a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
  • For additional information, please contact Prof. N Jones (

    Please quote reference LJ34306 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge








    25 November 2022

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