Research Associate - ProSPECT (Fixed Term) (CF10038)

University of Bath
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:£35,333
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Job title Research Associate - ProSPECT (Fixed Term)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 17 November 2022

Closing date Thursday 01 December 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10038


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering to work with Professor Chris Bowen who has been awarded a prestigious UKRI Frontier Research Project in Porous Processing of Smart Porous Electro-Ceramic Transducers.

About the role

This role will aim to develop processing methods based on directional freezing to produce porous ferroelectric materials with a range of porous architectures, including multi-layer porous structures. Materials produced will be characterised in detail for electrical and mechanical properties. Applications include SONAR, sensing and energy harvesting, including fabrication and characterisation of demonstration devices.

The research will be disseminated in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and key international conferences.

The position is available from February 2023 with an expected duration of 30 months.

About you

Applicants require a degree and PhD in a relevant discipline (materials, physics, electrical engineering) and a proactive approach to multi- disciplinary research. Applicants with skills in materials processing, characterisation and ferroelectric/piezoelectric materials are particularly welcome.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof. Chris Bowen on 01225 383660 or

We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering Departments in the UK and provide a progressive academic environment. You will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University.

We are a welcoming Department dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all to study and work in. We have a reputation for outstanding teaching, innovative research and collaborative links with industry. The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award, is a leading research and teaching Department. What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
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    We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated , respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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