Experimental Officer in Physical Vapour Deposition

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Would you like to join a vibrant research team in surface engineering research in the Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS)? Are you interested in using your technical expertise and specialist knowledge to maintain and operate recently EPSRC upgraded state-of-the-art Hauzer Flexicoat 850 coating facility? Could you engage with industry and deliver both short and long-term projects?

At any given point of time you will be supporting several projects related to deposition of certain type of coating using Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) technology. With an undergraduate degree in physics or mechanical engineering, you will have a strong technical background in PVD technique and coating characterisation. You will be well organised, with a high level of communication skills and interpersonal skills. You will also have the proven ability to motivate and supervise students and team members, helping them to achieve their full potential. 

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in physics or mechanical engineering, with experience of working on industrial projects.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Liuquan Yang, Lecturer in Surface Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 or email:        


Professor Anne Neville, Director of Institute of Functional Surfaces

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6812 or email: 

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Mechanical Engineering
Section: Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months (grant funding))
Closing Date: Sunday 03 November 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Downloads: Candidate Brief