Research Associate - Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£31,611 - £40,002 per annum
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate
Coventry University: Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing
£31,611 - £40,002 per annum
Fixed term until February 2021
Ref: REQ005757

The Centre for Manufacturing and Materials Engineering within Coventry University is seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to undertake applied research in the area of non-destructive testing of metallic materials, particulars with regard to monitoring of damage development from irradiation processes.

The successful applicant will be expected to have strong research expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Non-destructive Testing Technologies
    • Barkhausen Noise and Magnetic methods
    • Electro-magnetic and Acoustic Emission
    • Eddy Current and/or Ultrasonic testing
    • Sensor development 
  • Materials Characterization
    • Mechanical testing
    • Metallurgical characterization
    • Metallography
    • Steel metallurgy 
  • Data Processing
    • Matlab skills in data acquisition and processing (time and frequency domains)
    • Statistical analysis and material modelling

 Alternatively applicants with a strong industrial research background underpinned by evidence of a good track record of publications will also be welcomed. 

Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline and a developing international reputation for research excellence.
The successful candidate will be working initially as a key member of the University's research team reporting to the NOMAD consortium partners who were recently awarded a H2020 Project involving development of NDT systems used to qualify life extension of nuclear power systems.

You will join one of the UK's leading innovative centres associated with applied manufacturing engineering research and one of the UK's most dynamic modern universities, ranked in the Top 3 for teaching excellence in England and Wales and in the Top 50 overall in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2014, 2015 and 2016. We have wide ranging national and international collaborating partners in industry and academia and we are continuing to invest heavily in facilities and personnel to extend Coventry University's research standing on a global scale. 

If you share our passion for supporting innovation, have the necessary skills set that aligns with our focus on delivery and our commitment to continuous improvement, it's a unique opportunity to be part of a team that is effectively driving the future. If that sounds like you and you have the ambition to match our ambition then your future could be just as bright as ours and we would like to hear from you.

As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

Application closing date : 11/03/2018

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