Research Associate/Fellow in Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Nottingham Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 13th October 2022
Job Type
£28762 to £34308 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD).

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a Research Associate/Fellow to join our exciting EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) funded project to develop new incremental sheet forming (ISF) processes for applications in medical engineering and other industrial sectors in close collaboration with a number of academic and industrial partners. 

 As a highly motivated researcher, you are expected to have the skills in experimental testing, material characterisation, analytical and computational modelling to make an impact to a range of research and collaborative activities of the project. You will also have the opportunity to support new materials forming and processing focused research at Nottingham.

You should have a minimum 2:1 1st degree, a PhD (or is about to complete PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Material Sciences or related disciplines. You should have substantial experience in ISF focused research and skills in material characterisation, formability assessment, and analytical or finite element modelling of material deformation and damage under different ISF processing conditions for a range of metallic and non-metallic materials. 

 You should have a good record of research paper publication in ISF and related areas, experience in participation to collaborative research, and skills in efficient communication, dissemination and outreach activities. The candidate should also have skills in project management and coordination of project tasks.   

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to the resources of the university as well as a range of benefits including staff discounts and travel schemes.

This post is fixed-term for 24 months. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Hengan Ou, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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