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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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