Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SUSMAGPRO)

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United Kingdom
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression on
Apr 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job Purpose

This post will create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research and through publication within the project SUSMAGPRO funded by EU Horizon 2020. The successful applicant will work with the SUSMAGPRO consortium on the joint research project to develop a recycling supply chain for rare earth magnets in the EU and demonstrate these new materials on a pilot scale within a range of application sectors.

The postholder will initiate and conduct original research which has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national and international reputation. They will plan, design and co-ordinate large scale research activities and programmes in the SUSMAGPRO project, contribute to the development of research strategies and publish results of the research.

The successful candidate will supervise PhD students and contribute to the Department/School through management and leadership. They will develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities, widening participation, school's outreach or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

This post will require travel to SUSMAGPRO partner institutions to fulfil the project targets, attend meetings, facilitate collaborative research and to present updates and results at regular project meetings with reports.

Person Specification

Undergraduate degree in a Materials Science related subject. Hold, or be close to completion of, PhD in relevant subject. Research experience in:
  • Processing ofNdFeB magnetic materials;
  • Working with hydrogen;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the HDDR process and of production of bonded magnets using compression and injection moulding;
  • Characterisation of magnetic materials;
  • Building of process equipment.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Proven experience of working in a research laboratory
  • Evidence of significant contributions towards preparation of large research proposals.
  • Experience of presenting relevant work at international conferences.
  • Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results.
  • Previous experience of working with industrial partners to scale up university research.

Closing Date 2 Jun 2019

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