Executive Director – Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary 
02 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Director – Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology

Brunel University London 

Competitive Salary  

The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, BCAST, was established under the leadership of Professor Zhongyun Fan in 2002 and is now one of the world's strongest solidification research groups. 

We exist to advance the science and technology of light metals and with over 100 members of staff we are a major global driving force providing new knowledge, new processing technologies, new materials and their industrial applications in the area of light metals. Our research activities span from fundamental research, to technological developments to industrial applications, with a particular focus on sustainable metals.  

Our 2030 strategy is focussed on growth and we are looking to appoint to the new role of Executive Director to help us realise our ambitious plans. Our goals will be realised by the collective effort of our team and our new Executive Director, working to Professor Fan, will lead our endeavour in creating a shared vision for BCAST’s success, taking overall executive responsibility for BCAST and its activities, staff, and finances.

Candidates will be research active in areas of direct relevance to BCAST’s activities and combine this with a successful track record at a senior administrative level in a relevant organisation. The Centre is high profile with strong industrial and institutional links, it is important that our Executive Director possesses highly developed negotiating and influencing skills and be used to working across organisational boundaries in a collegiate, constructive and diplomatic manner.

This appointment is an important milestone for this significant research Centre if you want to contribute your skills and experience in this high profile role than we would be delighted to hear from you. Full details can be found at

Closing date: Midday, Monday 12 April 2021. 

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