Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mechanics of Materials

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Solid Mechanics research group at the Department of Engineering Science, The post, which is based mainly in the Begbroke Science Park and central Oxford site is funded by Rolls-Royce and is fixed-term for 12 months


You will investigate the high temperature thermo-mechanical response of aerospace materials, such as nickel based superalloys, including mechanical characterisation at elevated temperatures on servo-hydraulic test apparatus, Design and performance of additional experiments under different loading conditions, and on microstructural evolution in the materials, Data interpretation, liaison with sponsors and project partners.


You should possess a relevant PhD/DPhil (or near completion) or appropriate industrial experience. You will have sufficient specialist knowledge to work within established research programmes, together with the ability to manage activities and contribute to publications/presentations


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr David Chapman 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 Wednesday 12 December 2018 can be considered.


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

Contact: David Chapman