Research Associate in Science and Engineering 

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Materials 
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 1 February 2019 until 31 July 2020 

We are looking for a talented researcher with expertise in the high-resolution characterization of alloy microstructures to join a cross-university research team developing new irradiation-resistant high-entropy alloys (HEAs) for next-generation nuclear applications. You will work together with a team of researchers from University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, University of Oxford, and Loughborough University. The work is funded by a UK-India Civil Nuclear Collaboration grant with title: “Development of Radiation Damage Resistant High Entropy Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Systems”. 

The School of Materials at the University of Manchester has state of the art advanced analysis equipment including; an FEI Titan G2 80-ChemiSTEM, a TALOS F200X, a HELIOS Plasma FIB (VION), two EPMA machines and a CAMECA NanoSIMS. It is intended that you will exploit these facilities to their full capability as part of this project. There is also an intention to utilise synchrotron X-ray diffraction analysis through the Diamond-Manchester collaboration, and differential scanning calorimetry to identify phase transition temperatures. 

As part of Dr Pickering’s research group, which sits in the Materials Performance Centre and School of Materials at Manchester, you will be expected to play an active role in maintaining our research culture, driven by scientific quality, and in helping to train students. You will have a strong background in advanced EM characterization (STEM and TEM) techniques, related to the metallurgy. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally with international academic project partners.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post.

Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars

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