Research Associate, Composite Materials

Nov 30, 2020
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Dec 30, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

A Research Associate position is available in Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab.

You will be part of the research team in a key role in planning and conducting research in the area of composite materials, repair, and joints.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing tools for the detection of damage in composite structures
  • Constructively propose original ideas and innovative solutions suitable for composites based structural repair research activities
  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis as appropriate, and to interpret results, thereby leading to scientifically-sound conclusions and advice
  • Contribute to high quality scientific publications and patents, where appropriate
  • Ensure that research in the composites workstream is performed to the highest scientific standard, taking the necessary follow-up measures and actions for improvement
  • Application of finite element simulation methods using ABAQUS┬« or other tools for the joint stress analysis and repair reliability under static and fatigue loading conditions
  • Investigation of failure mechanisms in the repaired composite or hybrid structures under practical loading conditions
  • Article publications in internationally reputed journals and conferences
  • Filling of Patents or Technology Disclosures

Job Requirements

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Materials Engineering with specialisation in Composite Materials from a recognized university
  • Experience in the processing of composite materials using various processing methods
  • Expertise in the stress analysis of composite and hybrid constructions, bonded joints using both analytical, numerical and experimental methods
  • Knowledge of polymer science is desirable
  • Hands-on experience in machining composites
  • Prior experience in polymer chemistry especially with adhesives is an advantage
  • Able to plan and organize the research and adhere to deadlines
  • Self-motivation and passion for Research & Development work
  • Strong written and oral communication (presentation) skills
  • Good team player and data management skills
  • Able to contribute to International Journal and conference papers, and where appropriate develop patents

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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