Research Associate/Fellow in Additive Manufacturing of Silicones (Fixed term) – Nottingham, United Kingdom

Publicado hace 8 meses


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:  Tuesday 12 September 2023

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Reference:  ENG380423X1

We seek to appoint a researcher who will be responsible for developing Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) processes, particularly related to reactive silicone ink-jet printing systems. You will be part of a team working on a new material for Additive Manufacturing working across two EPSRC funded Programme Grants, “Next Generation Additive Manufacturing” led by Prof. Richard Hague at the University of Nottingham and “Advanced Additive Manufacturing of User-Focused Facial Prostheses with Real-Life Colour Appearance” (AMFaces) that is led by Professor David Foster, University of Manchester.

You will join a vibrant and supportive research team at Nottingham and will interact closely with project partners from the Universities across the UK 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.

As part of the multidisciplinary, multi-centre Programme (consisting of a team > 10 researchers) you will work under the direction of Professor Chris Tuck, Professor Ricky Wildman and Dr Yinfeng He (Faculty of Engineering). The role holder will be responsible for the design and development of bespoke and novel Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing systems based on reactive ink jetting, and the development of suitable inks and resins suitable for the creation of facial prosthetics. They will be expected to develop knowledge of 3D printing and collaborate with team members across the project to deliver to our goals. The role holder is expected to have strong self-motivation and creativity and will also have responsibility for writing up their work in order to contribute to and / or lead the publishing of outcomes. The researcher is expected to hold the values of the University of Nottingham: they will contribute to a positive research culture, commit to an ethos of collaboration and be willing to support the development of others, including undergraduates, postgraduates and other researchers.

Candidates must have a PhD (or be about to obtain) in and 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 Chris Tuck, Faculty of Engineering. This role is offered on a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term contract for 36 months. Arrangements for job share may be considered.

To understand more about our application process and how to complete a criteria-based application form please visit the University of Nottingham Candidate Guidance.

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

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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