Research Fellow - Manufacturing and Materials

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
25 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed Term until March 2019

The Faculty of Manufacturing and Materials within Coventry University is seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to undertake applied research in the area of CAD/computational modelling, FEA and/or CFD and thermal modelling in the design and testing of manufacturing equipment.

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


Discrete or process manufacturing

CAD/computational modelling, FEA and/or CFD and thermal modelling

Design and testing of prototype manufacturing equipment


Computer Aided Design (CAD) software

FEA and/or CFD software

Mould design and mould flow analysis

Mechanical design or mechatronics

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

Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline with at least 3 years post-doctoral research 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 with our consortium partner Base Materials on the Innovate UK funded SABOT project involving development of a state-of-the-art pilot production line for the manufacture of biodegradable polymer tooling boards used in moulding of composite materials and industrial model making.

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.

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