Research Associate/Fellow in 3D printing for healthcare (Fixed term)

United Kingdom
Posted 10 months ago


Location:  Jubilee Campus

Salary:  £30,487 to £45,585 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Closing Date:  Friday 08 September 2023

Reference:  ENG368523

We seek a researcher who will be responsible for developing Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) processes, particularly related to multimaterial puSLA and 3D ink-jetting systems.

This work will be part of the EPSRC funded Programme award “Dialling up performance for on demand manufacturing” (EPSRC reference: EP/W017032/1). Our vision is to create a toolkit and workflow that speeds up and automates material selection and object design, such that 3D printing can be more readily adopted by industry. Our ambition is to realise highly functional, smart products with the potential to transform key UK industries – (bio)pharma, cell therapy/regenerative medicine and (bio)catalysis and beyond.

You will join a vibrant and supportive research team at Nottingham and will interact closely with project partners from the Universities of Cambridge, Strathclyde, Reading and many international and industrial partners. The proposed research is expected to lead to high quality publications and impact in healthcare, making this an ideal training opportunity for future industrial or academic careers.

Candidates must have a PhD (or be about to obtain) in Engineering or Physical Science discipline. Experience in mechatronic system development and/or 3D printing would be advantageous. In addition, you should have excellent leadership and communication skills, a strong track record in disseminating research outputs, and the ability to work as part of a team.

The work will be led by Prof Richard Hague, Faculty of Engineering.

This role is offered on a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term contract for 24 month. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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

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