Vacancy ID:
10174
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Engineering
Vacancy terms:
Full time, Fixed term until 28/02/2025
Salary details:
Grade 7, £38,205 per annum (pro rata)
Hours per week:
37.5
01 Jul 2024
About the role
Mechanics of Materials Research Group at University of Leicester is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate based at School of Engineering.  You will work with Prof Bo Chen on an EPSRC funded programme on high-temperature creep and creep-fatigue of austenitic stainless steel.

Working with a renowned research team, you will carry out high-quality research across advanced microstructure characterisation, large-scale experimental facilities as well as computational modelling. The role offers opportunity for industrial collaboration.

You will already demonstrate good knowledge in either of the above-mentioned three areas and be supported to grow their expertise into the role and lead their own activities within the team. You will also undertake travels within the UK and internationally.

The current available position is a microstructure characterisation focused role, in which you will use high-end microstructural characterisation facilities such as the Hercules facility, a combination of micro-CT with diffraction contrast tomography and laser-assisted focused ion beam, to study microstructural degradation of Type 316 stainless steel subject to creep-fatigue loads. It is also expected that you perform advanced data analysis by leveraging the emerging tools such as machine learning to establish the link of process-structure-property.

Further information can be found in the job summary. 
About you
With a PhD in a relevant subject area, you should be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of discipline in a field relevant to physical metallurgy of steels or relevant metallic materials, or solid mechanics. This should include a demonstrable track record in performing advanced microstructure characterisation and data analysis.
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Prof. Bo Chen at [email protected].

Applications for job share will be considered. 

We anticipate that interviews will be held during the week commencing 8th July 2024.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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