Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Additive Manufacturing with Multifunctional Materials

Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
£34,520 per annum
Posted
19 Apr 2018
Closes
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice.

Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 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.

Responsibilities

  • Role is immediately for a fixed term period of 2 years
  • Participate in an Innovate UK project
  • Investigate the use of nanomaterials with high performance polymers for laser sintering and fused filament fabrication (FFF)
  • Developing new methods of incorporating nanomaterials into high temperature polymer matrices and optimising the laser sintering and FFF processes for the new nanocomposite materials
  • Present information on research progress and outcomes
  • Communicate complex information, orally and in writing, to the consortium
  • Develop research objectives, projects and proposals
  • Identify sources of research funding
  • Contribute to the process of securing funds
  • Make presentations at conferences and other events

About You

  • Relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • Experienced in AM technologies, polymeric materials and nanomaterials
  • Have a practical approach to work built on a good theoretical knowledge
  • Knowledge of polymer processing and polymer chemistry
  • Deep understanding of material science and good knowledge, both theoretical and practical of Additive Manufacturing
  • Experience of the laser sintering process is required
  • Proficiency in working with nano materials and with a range of materials characterisation techniques
  • Confident using all standard mechanical testing procedures (tensile, compression, 3-point bend etc)
  • Proactive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to self-manage
  • Able to work collaboratively