Research Associate/Fellow in Materials Characterisation using Laser Ultrasonics SRAS++ (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham


14 Jun 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
University of Nottingham
Research Field
Physics » Optics
Engineering » Other
Physics » Other
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
3 Jul 2023 – 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
36.25
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description
Engineering

Location:  University Park 

Salary:  £29,762 to £44,414 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance 

Closing Date:  Monday 03 July 2023 

Reference:  ENG252423

SRAS and SRAS++ are newly emerging materials characterisation techniques that can image the microstructure and measure the single crystal elasticity matrix (Cij) of materials. This post is an opportunity to work on this exciting new technique and to build the first dedicated SRAS++ system. 

We are looking for a researcher with a strong numerical computing background, as this project will involve developing techniques to efficiently extract elasticity from complex data. A strong set of practical skills, and experience with experimental design and construction is a requirement, preferably across several discipline fields that include optics, ultrasonics, electronics, instrumentation and/or advanced/additive manufacturing – training will be provided where required. The researcher should ideally have an awareness of advanced engineering alloys including titanium, nickel, high entropy alloys, gradient materials and microstructural engineering, and some experience with nanoscopic materials properties testing and sample preparation (e.g. EBSD). As it may be unlikely that any one candidate will have every skill this project demands, it is essential that the successful candidate has the curiosity and drive to develop the areas that are new to them.

This research project has the support of many world-leading partners (industrial and academic) and the successful candidate should have an organised and proactive approach to project management. Additionally, we expect this project will lead to many high-impact publications – an energetic, efficient and ambitious approach to academic writing will be an advantage.

The candidate will join one of the leading optics and photonic research groups in the UK and one of the foremost groups in laser-ultrasonics world-wide. Our labs are situated in well-funded state-of-the-art facilities and have a reputation for pushing the boundaries of physical possibility.  

Good research methodology, communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with industrial partners, prepare and present reports and disseminate results of their work through academic publications and presentations.

Candidates should hold, or be shortly due to obtain a PhD, or equivalent, in a topic encompassing physics, materials science, optics, ultrasonics or engineering backgrounds. 

This full-time post (36.25 hours) will be offered on an initial fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Arrangements for job share may be considered. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Matt Clark ([email protected] ) and Richard Smith ([email protected] ). 
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

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Requirements

Research Field
Physics
Years of Research Experience
4 – 10

Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 – 10

Research Field
Physics
Years of Research Experience
4 – 10

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Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Nottingham
Country
United Kingdom
City
Nottingham
Postal Code
NG7 2RD
Street
University Park

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Contact

City
Nottingham
Website
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/
Postal Code
NG7 2RD

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