Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Contactless Ultrasonic Processing for Liquid Metals

Oxford, UK
£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Feb 14, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Details

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Contactless Ultrasonic Processing for Liquid Metals Department of Materials, Oxford Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
A research position exploring new technologies in liquid metal processing and solidification of aluminium alloys is available as part of a collaborative research programme. The project aim is to develop and evaluate a contactless electromagnetic excitation device producing vibration in liquid metal melts, for the purpose of Ultrasonic treatment (UST). UST of light alloy metals in the liquid state has been shown to improve their final mechanical properties by promoting finer microstructure, removal of dissolved gases, and/or better dispersion of second phase particles. The programme is funded by the EPSRC and involves partners at the University of Greenwich, and the University of Birmingham. The post is available immediately until the project end date of 31 March 2021, and will involve working at the main Materials Department in Oxford and at the Begbroke Science Park.

The postholder will be responsible for managing their own research into ultrasonic treatment and solidification of Al alloys, including working with liquid metal operations direct chill (DC) continuous casting, and conducting microstructural and chemical and possibly mechanical characterisation of materials produced using a range of techniques (eg optical metallography, SEM, EDX, EBSD, WDX and intermetallic extraction).

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or be near completion) and have demonstrable knowledge of casting practices and the science of solidification together with experience in at least some of: direct chill continuous casting; materials processing; SEM, EDX, EBSD and microanalysis; mechanical testing methods. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 28 February 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 10 March 2020 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.
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