Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Lead innovative research in composites manufacturing at University of Nottingham, UK. PhD required. Full-time fixed term position until June 2024. Diverse applicants encouraged. Excellent benefits and collaborative environment.

University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   10000+   GBP 30k–46k   More than 3 months ago

The University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a Research Associate/Fellow to lead innovative research in composites manufacturing. This position is suitable for an early-stage researcher looking to take the first steps towards an independent career.

We are looking to appoint an expert in composites manufacturing research applicable to demanding applications within the aerospace, automotive or renewable energy sectors. Areas of interest include:

  • High-rate deposition and rapid processing technologies
  • Design for manufacture via validated simulation
  • Inspection and in-process evaluation
  • Composites sustainability, including recycling and re-use.

You will have the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity to identify new areas for research, develop research methods and extend your research portfolio. You will be based within the Composites Research Group at Nottingham, known for its’ world class research output and facilities. Your project will be funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub – , giving you the opportunity to collaborate with 15 other UK universities, 4 High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres and a wide network of industrial partners.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others. You must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant area, together with the relevant research skills, knowledge, and track record of publishing papers (preferably in the field of polymer composites).

This full-time post (36.25 hrs/week) is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30th June 2024. Job share arrangements may considered.

We believe that diverse teams will deliver the highest quality research, so we are seeking applications from high quality individuals whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team. At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lee Harper, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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About the role

Nov 22, 2023


May 12, 2024


GBP 30k–46k

Nottingham, United Kingdom



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