Job Title: Researcher in Additive Manufacture
Job Ref: Ref 0759-18
Location: Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, Quaker Way, Derby, DE1 3HD
Salary: £31,302 to £34,189 per annum
Contract Type: Full-time, fixed term contract for 24 months
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The Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering at the University of Derby is looking for a researcher to join a growing research team contributing to underpinning research in additive manufacturing processes for metal alloy products in support of REF 2021.
With proven post-doctoral, typically 3+ years, research experience specialising in materials science in engineering processes for the regulated industry sector, you will have a relevant PhD and have contributed to funded research, taking appropriate initiatives, contributing ideas and developing research methodologies and techniques. The post will additionally provide specialist consultancy to SMEs through our European Regional Development Programmes in Innovation and Low Carbon products and processes, scoping work packages, delivering consultancy and associated reports and therefore contributing research impact. You will also contribute as necessary to post-graduate teaching through supervision of postgraduate students and/or supervision of projects and contributing to our seminar programme.
You will be expected to publish in reputable outlets and present research findings at conferences, and as the Institute has collaborative partnerships with the University of Lorraine and various international Universities through the NAWA collaboration, you will be expected to regularly travel to Europe and overseas.
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Closing date: Monday, 31st December 2018.
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