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We currently have 3 vacancies in the School of Engineering and Materials Science:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Entropy Ceramics

Salary: £36,572 - £44,722 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 1107
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 2 February 2024
Closing date: 29 February 2024

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant to work on the EPSRC funded project – Multifunctional High Entropy Carbide and Boride Ceramic Composites: Compositional Space, Novel Synthesis, and Property Tailoring, in the research group of Prof Mike Reece. 

The use of five or more elements in equimolar proportions leads to interesting new effects in ceramics. Through the increase in their configurational entropy, it is possible to produce new stable materials, opening up a very large new compositional space where interesting and useful materials might be discovered. The random mixing of multiple elements can have a significant effect on their structural and functional properties, and through synergistic effects their properties can exceed the rule of mixture for their simple mono compounds. The project provides the opportunity to do original research in this rapidly emerging field.

We are investigating the processing and characterization of high entropy ultra-high temperature ceramics, thermoelectrics and ferroelectrics/dielectrics. In this project you will focus on the synthesis of novel high entropy carbides and diborides. These materials have very high melting points (>3000C) and high mechanical hardness and corrosion resistance. This makes them potentially useful for a wide range of applications in extreme environments, including cutting tools and hydrogen gas burners, etc. This project will focus on the discovery of new materials with good properties and then developing processing routes to optimize their mechanical properties. The project involves collaboration with Prof Shaowei Zhang’s group at Exeter University. 

About You

Applicants should hold a PhD or have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the appointment, or equivalent research experience. Desirably to have knowledge and experience in the processing and characterisation of ceramics. The post is also suitable for a highly motivated physicist or chemist with an interest to develop knowledge and expertise in ceramics. A strong work ethic combined with a demonstrated ability to generate innovative research solutions is desired.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


KTP Research Associate

Salary: £36,572 - £40,223 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 1158
Location: Multiple Sites
Date posted: 19 February 2024
Closing date: 11 March 2024

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About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate between Huma Therapeutics and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Digital Health. Huma Therapeutics is a digital health company focused on remote patient monitoring and collection of patient-generated health data, and a provider of hospital-at-home and virtual ward solutions to national healthcare systems.

This project aims to develop an innovative smartphone-based digital tool to assess meaningful changes in upper and lower limb range of      motion to      enable remote monitoring of patient movement and face-to-face symptom consultations. The smartphone video and accelerometer data will be analysed using the latest generation AI methods as well as biomechanical models, based on precise, ground truth data collected in the QMUL Human Performance Lab. The lab, and project, is jointly run by Sports and Exercise Medicine in the WHRI and SEMS. A proof-of-concept study in a carefully selected population of patients with musculoskeletal problems will assess the added value of the tool in clinical populations.

About You

We are looking to appoint a KTP Associate with a background in human based work. The ideal candidate will have an engineering, maths, or biomedical sciences background, with experience of interdisciplinary research and some knowledge of rehabilitation. Alternatively, they could be a clinician with biomechanical or other relevant scientific skills.  

The KTP Associate will gain skills in AI, digital measures, user testing, biomechanics, human performance lab experiments, and clinical applications, with supervision across these areas. There is a strong focus on training for the Associate and embedding this knowledge within the teams.

Benefits
In return, we offer 30 days’ leave per annum, access to a pension scheme, a season ticket loan scheme and competitive salaries. We also offer enhanced family friendly leave, and an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. You will also work with a friendly team, with personal development opportunities.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Modelling of Wire-based Additive Manufacturing

Salary: £36,572 - £42,405 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: 1237
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15 February 2024
Closing date: 15 March 2024

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on an Innovate UK – EU SMART Euraka Advanced Manufacturing grant in the group of Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas. The UK-EU project entitled: “DISTorting The Aerospace Manufacturing Boundaries: OPerational Integration Of Autonomy On Titanium (DISTOPIA)” aims to distort aerospace manufacturing boundaries by developing an automated, cost-efficient wire-fed direct energy deposition (DED) additive manufacturing approach and repairing method – made possible using novel metallic wires with enhanced mechanical properties; combined with implementation of full digital twin model of the process.

The post holder will collaborate with researchers from Authentise Ltd., Epoch Wires, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at University of Sheffield, Turkish aerospace company, to name a few, to explore the cutting-edge technology on digital twin of repair technology for aerospace components.

About You

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials, or a relevant subject (e.g. Materials Science, Engineering Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Physics), or be near completion.

The post will develop rapid thermal-fluid flow modelling to integrate all interfacial phenomena in DED process to correctly capture thermal signature and predict some characteristics of the produced microstructure with predictive capability as a function of process conditions. A strong foundation in computational materials engineering, programming skill and knowledge of the mechanics of materials is essential. 

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

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