Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Dynamic Properties of Polymers

University of Oxford

We’re in search of a full-time Postdoctoral Analysis Assistant in Dynamic Properties of Polymers to affix Clive Siviour’s analysis group on the Division of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The submit is funded by UKRI and is mounted time period for 8 months.

This submit contributes to a lot of initiatives on the mechanical response of polymers.  Roughly half of your time shall be spent on dynamic characterisation of engineering polymers.  Right here, you’ll construct on time-temperature based mostly methods for figuring out dynamic properties of biomaterials and elastomers.  The opposite half shall be spent working extra broadly on designing methods that may be utilized to round plastics, together with novel check and processing strategies.  These shall be utilized to polymers derived from renewable feedstocks; there shall be a chance to develop additional initiatives with our industrial companions because the submit develops.

You’ll maintain a related PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion), with important data/experience in experimental mechanics of polymers (thermo-mechanical testing), optical methods for measuring polymer response (together with temperature rises at totally different pressure charges) constitutive modelling and Finite Aspect modelling. Good programming abilities (Matlab, Python) are required.

Casual enquiries could also be addressed to Clive Siviour ([email protected]).

Solely on-line functions obtained earlier than Midday on Friday 1st December 2023 may be thought-about. You’ll be required to add a masking letter/supporting assertion, together with a quick assertion of analysis pursuits (describing how previous expertise and future plans match with the marketed place), CV and the main points of two referees as a part of your on-line utility.

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Key phrases: Polymers; Mechanical Testing; Imaging; Round Plastics

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