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Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. If you require further information on staff vacancies, please contact the HR Manger: For further information on research studentships, please contact the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies:

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Research Studentships


Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Projects listed below carry their own funding (subject to contract with the sponsor), so finance in the form of a stipend and payment of fees is available to the successful candidate. However, eligibility for funding is in some cases restricted by the applicant's country of legal residence: below and in the detailed description of funded projects we use the term 'citizen' in respect of this country.

3 funded projects available at present.

Additive manufacture of adaptive materials for communications applications
( Professor Patrick Grant)

Super alumina: oxide nanocomposites for armour
( Professor Richard Todd, Professor Peter Nellist, Dr Antonio Pellegrino)

Thermo-mechanical property measurement of nuclear graphites at elevated temperature
( T J Marrow)

New projects are added from time-to-time, so please review the list regularly.

Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Academic and Research Staff

Research Job

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanoscale Engineering
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Person
You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject area. You will possess a combination of scientific and technical skills that can help develop next generation technologies within the infrastructure constraints we have access to or can realistically build up. You will have exceptional initiative and the ability to work independently at the highest level, including a demonstrable ability to complete projects and manage your own area of academic research.

The Project
The Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group is seeking highly motivated innovators and scientists to develop and lead new projects as postdoctoral researchers. The ability to think outside the box with creativity and having the drive and ambition to develop those ideas in a highly experimental laboratory is what we value in our colleagues. The right candidates will have the freedom to pursue their own ideas in addition to contributing to funded programs in an open and collaborative research group. You will be working to further research in either 1) the rapidly emerging area of Phase Change Photonics, especially in emerging non-von Neumann computing, a field in which we have made significant strides in recent years and/or 2) in emerging frontiers of nanomanufacturing, particularly additive nanomanufacturing.

You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 January 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in late January/early February 2019 and you must be available to attend either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 137990). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:


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