Research Associate in Ceramic Processing and Characterisation

Manchester, United Kingdom
28 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 23/09/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £32,548 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Materials General
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : Available asap for 24 months  

The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable initially for up to 24 months, starting as soon as possible. Extension is likely subject to the progress of the projects.

You will join a large research team focusing on 1) development of ceramic composites for nuclear applications and 2) development of thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for aero engine applications. These projects will involve close collaboration with industry, for example, Rolls-Royce and research organisations, for example, National Nuclear Laboratory. The research will be initially focused mostly on ceramic processing, and then the study will be carried out on characterisation and performance of ceramic composites and coatings produced in Manchester. Such ceramics are expected to be stable in harsh environment at high temperature, so degradation mechanisms of the ceramics at high temperature will be investigated. 

The School of Materials is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2015 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Ping Xiao, Research Associate in School of Materials


General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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