Research Associate, New Wire Additive Manufacture, Microstructure Modelling

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 Per Annum (according to relevant experience)
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 26/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 Per Annum (according to relevant experience) 
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Materials 
Hours Per week : Full Time 
Contract Duration : 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 

We are looking for a talented early career researcher with expertise in computational modeling of microstructure evolution to join our multidisciplinary research effort on developing precision metal wire-based additive manufacture processes - NEWAM.

NEWAM, is a collaboration between Cranfield University, Strathclyde University, Coventry University and the University of Manchester funded via a £4.8M, 5-year EPSRC programme grant. Working in close collaboration with industrial partners, NEWAM will have a unique research culture based on open, close collaboration between scientists and engineers. The project is highly interdisciplinary, combining world leading expertise in additive manufacture, microstructural characterization, and non-destructive testing.

As an expert in the field, your role will be to lead the materials modelling effort, which will be mainly based on thermodynamic and phase field modelling. This will involve the extension of existing codes to improve the modelling of microstructure development during the additive manufacture process.

As part of leading the materials modelling effort, you will work closely with researchers developing new experimental techniques for studying microstructural evolution, and collaborate with them to produce joint, high impact publications. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled candidate looking to develop research leadership skills and establish a strong publication record. The work will be strongly multidisciplinary and the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment and have track record of publications bringing together computational and experimental work.

Although experience in phase field modelling of light metals, is desired, exceptionally motivated candidates without background in light metals research will also be considered. Other desirable attributes would be prior experience of multi-physics and process modelling and a track record in using research clusters and high-performance computing.

The School of Materials 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). The School received a Silver Award in 2017 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.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Pratheek Shanthraj


General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

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

Further Particulars

S&E-12956 Research Associate: New Wire Additive Manufacture (NEWAM) Microstructure Modelling FPs;