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Research Fellow in Continuous Casting Modelling for Sustainable Manufacturing

Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom
35,559 per annum

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 24 months
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally 35,559 per annum
Apply by: 19/04/2023

Role Description

We welcome applications for this exciting Research Fellow post from those with relevant knowledge and experience in sustainable manufacturing and life cycle assessment.

About the Role

This post is a 24-month contract to contribute to the delivery of an EPSRC funded project on Sustainable Additive Manufacturing (SAM).  SAM project will develop novel metal additive manufacturing processes that utilise recycled swarf as feedstock, enabling a greatly reduced overall energy and CO2 footprint for high-value near-net-shaped components, and facilitating much wider exploitation of near-net-shape AM technologies throughout the industry. This research post will focus on the development of the liquid infill method. The post holder will be responsible for the modelling, design, and development of the cold hearth for providing a reliable molten metal delivery.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or close to completion) in a relevant subject and have experience in manufacturing modelling and simulation. You will have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, together with good technical writing skills. With a developing track record of publishing in high quality journals, you will also have a demonstrable, deep understanding of your own research field and the ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups. Excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure project milestones and deliverables are delivered to time and to a high quality are also essential in this role.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield Manufacturing and Materials has been following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for Sustainable Manufacturing and Materials Sectors for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers of the supply chain and with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050 We offer world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on simulation and modelling, and sustainability.  They also include work in composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).  Find out more about our work here .

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof Konstantinos Salonitis, Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Centre, on (T): +44 (0) 1234 758347 or (E): [email protected] and Dr Konstantinos Georgarakis, Senior Lecturer in Low Energy and Sustainable Casting, on (T) +44 (0) 1234 750111 x5020 or (E): [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4472.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 April 2023

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