College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
This Innovate UK funded post is available from 01 July 2017 to 31 March 2018, and though the project is short, follow-on funding for a further 2 year program will have been sought for IUK by project en
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in CABTEC – an initiative to develop and build world leading lightweight composite componentry for the car industry. This feasibility study targets a common automotive component that is currently made from aluminium, and considers options for using lighter and less expensive polymer composites. This initial study will seek to establish feasibility of the concept, where the University will work in close collaboration with several UK Automotive industrial organisations. The successful applicant will research a composite solution, which will involve building FEA models, hands-on composite fabrication, sample testing and subsequent data analysis.
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in composite fabrication/FEA modelling or a related field of study. The successful applicant will have produced nationally recognised work in a related area, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to demonstrate direct experience of building and using FEA models, particularly involving composite materials. Evidence of past hands-on experience of composite fabrication, composite test and analysis work would be advantageous.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
For further information please contact Dr Luke Savage, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01392 725911).
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 24 April 2017.
The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
Listed: 31 Mar 2017
Contact: Dr Luke Savage
Telephone: 01392 725911