Research Fellow in Small Scale Mechanical Testing

Cranfield, Bedford
£32,656 to £36,399 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £45,499 per annum
11 Jun 2018
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11 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Cranfield has consistently been ranked among the best 50 universities in the world in Mechanical Engineering according to the QS ranking. Our world-leading expertise combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise.

The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Institute at Cranfield University focuses on developing knowledge, technology and process demonstrators to deliver high value products with outstanding availability, predictability and reliability with the lowest life cycle cost. 

The job holder will research small scale testing of mechanical properties. This work, sponsored by EPSRC, seeks to understand the role of dislocation structures in metallic single crystal upon an overload. You will join a unique research environment that will allow you to perform leading research in mechanics testing. You will interact with researchers working with finite element analysis in order to integrate models and experiments. Additionally, there will be opportunities for personal development and liaison with other universities and industries, particularly Rolls-Royce.

A PhD (or near to completion) in Engineering or Science, with an excellent knowledge of mechanics of materials in metals will be essential for this position, as will experience in performing mechanical tests, preferably at small scale using SEM in-situ stages and experience with materials characterization techniques (e.g., SEM, TEM, EBSD, ECCI.) Experience with fatigue in FCC metals, overloads, and dislocation theory is a plus.

Candidates should demonstrate research independence, possess exceptional motivation and demonstrate organizational and planning skills. A strong track record in research, including publications and conferences papers is also required, as a strong research methodology and communications skills.

Candidates must address the person specification in their written application.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Gustavo Castelluccio, Research Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing  on (E);

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

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