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Research Associate/Fellow in Composites Manufacturing (Fixed term)


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £28,762 to £43,414 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  ENG505822

The University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a Research Fellow to lead innovative research in the area of composites manufacturing. This position is suitable for an early stage researcher looking to take the first steps towards an independent career.

We are looking to appoint an expert in composites manufacturing research applicable to demanding applications within the aerospace, automotive or renewable energy sectors. Areas of interest include:

  • High rate deposition and rapid processing technologies
  • Design for manufacture via validated simulation
  • Inspection and in-process evaluation
  • Composites sustainability, including recycling and re-use

You will have the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity to identify new areas for research, develop research methods and extend your research portfolio. You will be based within the Composites Research Group at Nottingham, known for its’ world class research output and facilities. Your project will be funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub – , giving you the opportunity to collaborate with 15 other UK universities, 4 High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres and a wide network of industrial partners.  

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others. You must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant area, relevant research skills, knowledge and track record of publishing papers (preferably in the field of polymer composites).

This is a full-time (36.25 hrs/week) post, fixed term until 31st December 2023. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

We believe that diverse teams will deliver the highest quality research, so we are seeking applications from high quality individuals whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team. At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lee Harper. Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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