Research Associate, GRACE Project

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 per annum
31 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 05/03/2019
Salary : £32,236 per annum 
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Civil Engineering
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Starting from 1st April 2019 until 31st March 2022 

A Research Associate position is available to support the EPSRC project “Green Recycling And re-manufacturing of Carbon fibre composites for a circular Economy (GRACE)”.

This is a collaborative research project with Shenzhen University and ACC (Beijing) Science and Technology Co Ltd in China. This project will include both experiments (carbon fibre recycling, repolymerisation of resin, continuous yarn fabrication, mechanical property testing and characterisation of reclaimed carbon fibre and composites), numerical modelling of structural performance and life cycle assessment. Working with the consortium which includes universities and composites manufacturers, your main responsibilities will include undertaking the aforementioned experimental, numerical and analytical research studies, managing a small team of technicians, liaising with the research and industrial partners, and presentation of research findings in various formats (journal papers, conferences, project meetings).

You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD or equivalent in engineering of composites. Experience and expertise in at least one of the following areas is essential, including electrochemical engineering, numerical modelling of composites or life cycle assessment. Experience of programming and conducting tests are desirable. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

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:

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Meini Su


Tel: 0161 306 3738

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-13431 Research Associate- GRACE project FP's;