Post-doctoral Researcher in Composites Monitoring

London (GB)
(£) 34804 to 44045
06 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-doctoral Researcher in Composites Monitoring - Funding for 6 months

Reference Number 60030965
Location Northampton Square
School / Service School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
Contract Duration Fixed Term
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£) 34804 to 44045


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics are recruiting a Post-doctoral Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, academics, senior technicians and postgraduate students, and work on an EPSRC funded pioneering scientific research on development of a novel remote and real-time composite process monitoring technique in a collaborative academic-industrial project. The project is funded by the EPSRC Future Composite Manufacturing and Future Metrology Hubs. The position is fixed-term however possible to extend subjected to further funding availability.


The postholder will be involved in experimental investigation of polymer processing and polymer matrix composite processing; carrying out real-time measurement of the processed composite specimens, and material characterization post manufacturing. The researcher will be responsible for arrangement and preparation of project meetings, and the public dissemination of the outcomes.

They will work with the project’s collaborators including the Keysight Laboratory at City, Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre and Centre for Electronic Warfare Information & Cyber at Cranfield University.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a reasonable track record and relevant PhD degree (or near completion) in polymer composites, material science or process measurement/monitoring, or equivalent. They should preferably be experienced either in dielectric measurements of materials and processes or in composite manufacturing especially in vacuum bagging processes or both. Candidates with some background in 3D printing of polymers are also encouraged to apply for the position. Experience in making presentations for a large number of audiences, such as in prestigious international conferences, would be desirable.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 19th July 2020

Interviews will take place on 29th July 2020

The position is 6-month fixed-term with a possibility for extension subject to further funding availability.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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