College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
This full-time post is available immediately, on a fixed term basis, until 15/05/2023.
The College wishes to recruit a research assistant, working at the interface between material science and additive manufacturing. The successful candidate will work across a number of projects, supporting the work of Professor Oana Ghita, and through this will develop a good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes. The candidate will support specific tasks of larger industrial projects or well-defined individual mini-projects related with material characterisation and analysis and additive manufacturing. He/she will work as part of a team of postdoctoral research fellows who will provide guidance and training with the potential to be involved in joint publications.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically. There is potential for the role to lead to external publications where good data analysis and writing skills are needed.
Applicants will be educated to degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to display knowledge of materials science, material testing techniques and polymer processing methodologies, but just as important is the ability to learn quickly and apply theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.
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What we can offer you
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
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With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Oana Ghita, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01392) 263667.
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