Research Associate/Fellow in Composites Manufacturing

University of Nottingham Department of Engineering

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Composites Manufacturing (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
Job Type
£27924 to £40927 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (the Hub) and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a position of Research Associate / Fellow in Composites Manufacturing, which will be for a period of up to 18 months. 

 The Hub is a £10.3m investment by the EPSRC to engage academics from across the UK to deliver a step change in the manufacturing of polymer matrix composites. The Engineering Faculty at UoN has an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EU, EPSRC, DTI and manufacturing industry, including leading the Hub.

 The person appointed will develop and validate (virtually and in a lab) effective algorithms aimed at detecting defects and active control for resin transfer moulding (RTM) under influence of uncertainties. The successful candidate will join the established interdisciplinary team working on the Core project “Resin injection into reinforcement with uncertain heterogeneous properties: NDE and control” funded by the Hub. The team works at the forefront of using and developing uncertainty quantification techniques for composites manufacturing which is an exciting and very novel area of research.

 Candidates are expected to hold a good degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline and to be qualified to PhD level (or about to obtain) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Ideally qualified in a field relating to resin infusion and uncertainty quantification. Candidates must have substantial experience in composites manufacturing including modelling of related physical processes. They must possess excellent computational skills as well as ability to perform experiments in a composites lab.

Candidates will need to be able to undertake research and perform communication activities (including the writing of reports and publications and the presentation of results at conferences and meetings) with a minimum of supervision.

This role is fixed term until 31/07/23 with a start date before 01 February 2022. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Michael Tretyakov, Dr Mikhail Matveev or Dr Andreas Endruweit, tel: +44 (0)115 95 14954 Or email, or Please note that applications sent directly to this email addresses will not be accepted.

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