Research Associate/Fellow in Manufacturing

University of Nottingham Department of Engineering

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Manufacturing (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 7th May 2021
Job Type
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at University Park, Nottingham.  This post will complement and strengthen research related activities within The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology at the University of Nottingham. The research of the UTC has been highly ranked in the field of manufacturing related areas and is carrying out the leading technologies in these fields. 

This post will focus on the study of advanced manufacturing technologies and surface integrity inspection methods for difficult-to-machine materials (e.g. composites and superalloys). It is supposed to study the material machining performance through different techniques in detail. Another objective is to study the materials properties (including microstructures, mechanical performance etc.) influenced by the hybrid machining process. 

The successful candidate will be expected to join the Rolls-Royce UTC in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology and contribute high quality research. Candidates should have good independent research capabilities, publications in high-impact academic journal, ability to work with industrial/academic partners, and experience of carrying out successful projects.

Candidates must possess a good first degree in mechanical engineering, and preferably a PhD degree (or be near completion). Better understanding of materials properties will be beneficial. 

This full-time post is available from 1st May but a later start can be agreed, it will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered. 

It is a condition of this role that you undertake the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dragos Axinte via email dragos.axinte@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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