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Research Associate in Metal Forming - Fixed Term Contract

Mechanical Engineering

Salary:  Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833
Placed On:  Thursday 15 February 2018
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 March 2018
Interview Date:  Wednesday 28 March 2018
Reference:  CT5640
The Materials and Structures Group (MAST) at the University of Bath is recruiting a Research Associate to support an Innovate UK-funded project. The FELDSPAR project will combine efforts from University of Bath, Primetals Technologies, the MTC, Chasestead and Nissan to take an immature, UK developed die-less forming technology and develop its application in automotive body panel manufacture. 
 
Based at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MAST combines expertise in Materials and Structures to develop innovative research solutions. The group also enjoys close collaboration with the Advanced Design and Manufacturing group as well as the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The successful applicant will benefit from frequent interaction with industrial partners and academic collaborators.  
 
The project will involve experimental trials on existing machines and numerical simulations to inform both the design and control of the final process. Some trials will be performed at partner's sites, hence travel will be required. 
 
Candidates should possess a PhD degree, or equivalent experience and a professional qualification, in a subject area of direct relevance to the project and have substantial research experience. Applicants must have experience of creating FE models in commercial packages (preferably Abaqus), of experimental trials for manufacturing processes and an understanding of deformation mechanics. Additional knowledge of process design and control software is desirable. Experience of delivery and involvement in major collaborative research programmes such as Innovate UK would also be highly beneficial. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.
 
This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis for up to14 months. 
 
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr. Evripides Loukaides on 01225 386239 or via e-mail e.loukaides@bath.ac.uk
 
The University of Bath holds Bronze Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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