Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Tribological and materials characterisation

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.

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