Experimental Lab Officer (2 posts)

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 30th of July 2018

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We are seeking two full-time Experimental Laboratory Officers in Impact Engineering to join a team of researchers focused on investigation of pressure and strain rate dependent behaviour of engineering for high-performance aerospace applications within the Impact Engineering Team, an integral part of the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group at the Department of Engineering Science (University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park). The posts are funded by Innovate UK for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance.


The project is a collaborative effort with researchers at Rolls-Royce plc in the context of developing a better understanding of engineering lightweight materials subjected to rapidly applied loads. The research aims at exploiting and improve existing approaches for experimental characterisation of deformation and failure of rapidly loaded materials employed in the manufacturing of large civil aviation gas turbine engines. You will be responsible for the execution of experiments, the development of supporting experimental techniques, the writing of progress reports and the production of documented software and experimental procedures.


You should possess: a good first degree in Engineering, Physics, Materials, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience; experience of the mechanical testing of materials or of similar experimental procedures; computer literacy, including the use of standard packages such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Matlab, and LabView; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to report and present scientific data.


Experience in instrumentation, experimental data logging and knowledge of the main experimental techniques for impact and high strain rate mechanical testing would be an advantage.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Antonio Pellegrino using the email address below.


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 July 2018 can be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Antonio Pellegrino