Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Tribological and materials characterisation

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United Kingdom
Jan 30, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job Purpose

To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities with the EPSRC – Bright Ideas, Engineering a Prosperous Nation funded project. Born Slippy is an adventurous research programme that aims to discover the tribological profile of therapeutic hysterosalpingography (HSG), using a series of novel experimental procedures


Person Specification

  • First degree in Mechanical Engineering, materials science and a higher degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, or biomedical engineering a focus on Human Reproduction would be advantageous.
  • High level analytical capability, with evidence of the application of engineering principles, including:
    • Knowledge of characterising complex materials, desirable would be human cells, biological and similar materials.
    • Knowledge of the novel aspects of lubricants and characterisation processes as well as the ability to benchmark fluids for required needs.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Experience in the design of bespoke test rigs
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones, including:
    • Statistical analysis
    • High level of programming experience with MATLAB, R and similar languages
    • Knowledge and prior practice on the use of mathematical models and computational software relevant for the simulation of tribological behaviour
  • Experience with relevant experimental techniques, including:
    • Experience with usage of advanced material testing, as well as advanced surface characterisation such as SEM, EDS and topography analysis and measurement techniques.
    • Experience with usage of advanced material testing such as SEM and White Light Interferometry
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • High level analytical capability
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of Born Slippy
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort


Application Deadline

28 Feb 2018


For further information please contact Dr Karl D Dearn,, 01214144190 

Please note this post is aligned to external funding and therefore the salary on offer is up to a maximum of £31,604 per year only.